Digital Geography

Digital Geography

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A volume in International Social Studies Forum: The Series Series Editors Richard Diem, University of Texas at San Antonio and Jeff Passe, University of North Carolina, Charlotte The purpose of this volume is to provide a review and analysis of the theory, research, and practice related to geospatial technologies in social studies education. In the first section, the history of geospatial technologies in education, the influence of the standards movement, and the growth of an international geospatial education community are explored. The second section consists of examples and discussion of the use of geospatial technologies for teaching and learning history, geography, civics, economics, and environmental science. In the third section, theoretical perspectives are proposed that could guide research and practice in this field. This section also includes reviews and critiques of recent research relevant to geospatial technologies in education. The final section examines the theory, research, and practice associated with teacher preparation for using geospatial technologies in education.... for studying historical census data (1790-2000); lesson plans with suggestions for teaching specific historical themes with the GIS; ... using examples from pilot studies to illustrate how these kinds of historical reasoning play out in high school history classrooms. ... For example, Geoff Cunfera#39;s studies of the Dustbowl (2002; 2005) have challenged a range of widely held assumptions about the causes ofanbsp;...

Title:Digital Geography
Author:Andrew J. Milson, Marsha Alibrandi
Publisher:IAP - 2008


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