Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Geography

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Education - 165 pages
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Geography teachers and school library media specialists will find this resource indispensable for providing classroom lessons and activities in critical thinking for geography students in grades 7-12. It is filled with over 75 primary source Internet sites covering such topics as Places and Regions, Physical Systems, Human Systems, Environment and Society, and the Uses of Geography, and will be an invaluable tool in helping teachers and librarians meet the standards set forth in the 1994 publication "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards."

Each site is accompanied by a site summary that describes the site contents and usefulness to geography teachers and school library media specialists. Site subjects include: Urban Landscapes, Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Weather, The U.S. Census, and the World Wildlife Fund Global Network. The questions and activities that follow are designed to develop critical thinking skills for both oral and written presentations. An appendix of additional geography resources includes Internet addresses for approximately 25 sites relating to maps, primary sources, and critical thinking. This will provide teachers and librarians with even more resources for developing lessons to help each student meet all 18 of the National Geography Standards.

 

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Contents

Critical Thinking in Geography
1
Primary Sources for Geographers
19
Geographic Research Geography Standards Critical Thinking and the Internet
39
Utilizing Internet Sources to Promote Critical Thinking in Geography
57
The World in Spatial Terms
62
The Electronic Map Library
63
TIGER Mapping Service
64
Places and Regions
67
Social Indicators
110
Human Development Report 1998
111
Census of India
112
Canadian Statistics
113
Federal Statistical Office Germany
115
Women of the World
116
United Nations High Commission for Refugees
117
Statistical Highlights of US Agriculture
118

Virtually Hawaii
68
Japan Atlas
69
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
70
Student Voices from Africa
72
Virtual Journeys to Remote Locations
73
Urban Landscapes
74
CIA Atlas of the Middle East
75
Where Is It? What Is It? Perceptual Regions
76
Physical Systems
78
Photographs of Earths Landscapes
79
Volcanoes PagePart 1
80
Volcanoes PagePart 2
81
Hawaii Center for Volcanology
82
The WorldWide Earthquake Locator
84
WorldClimate
85
Weather Underground
86
National Hurricane Center
87
Tornado Project Online
88
Natural Hazards
89
Drought
91
Images of the Natural World
92
Images of the Natural World
93
Forest Frontiers Initiative
94
Everglades Photo Tour
95
Human Systems
97
Population 1790 to 1990
98
USA Counties 1996
100
1998 Data
101
Childrens Rights Council
102
Ancestry in the United States
103
ForeignBorn Population
105
Population of Urban Places
106
US Immigration Naturalization Statistics
107
International Data Base
108
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
119
Office of Trade and Economic Analysis
121
Cities of Today Cities of Tomorrow
122
Nighttime Lights of the World
123
Selected Image Gallery
124
The Lincoln Highway
126
The Bosnian Virtual Fieldtrip
127
The Balkans Regional Atlas
128
Environment and Society
130
Wetland Education Through Maps and Aerial Photography
131
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
132
World Wildlife Fund Global Network
134
Global Trends in Environment and Development
135
Environmental Defense Fund
136
Satellite Images of Environmental Change
137
Climate Prediction CenterAfrican Desk
138
South Florida Water Management District
140
Everglades National Park
141
Space Radar Images of Earth
142
Mississippi River Basin
143
Rivers in Peril
144
Where Does My Drinking Water Come From?
145
Index of Watershed Indicators
146
State of the Land
148
BPAmoco Statistical Review of World Energy 1999
149
Uses of Geography
151
The Great 1906 Earthquake and Fire
152
Influenza 1918
154
PerryCasta˝eda Library Map Collection
155
Additional Resources
157
Critical Thinking
158
Index
161
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About the author (2000)

MARTHA B. SHARMA is a Geography teacher at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., and an active member of the National Council for Geographic Education./e She is the 1999 recipient of the George J. Miller Award for Distinguished Service in Geographic Education.

GARY S. ELBOW is a Professor of Geography at Texas Tech University and an active member in the National Council for Geographic Education./e He is author of several geography and social science textbooks.

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