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Teaching About Geographical Thinking

Teaching about Geographical ThinkingTeachers wanting to engage students in geographical thinking through critical inquiry will find this book a very welcome resource. It provides a solid framework of concepts, examples, and questions that clearly develop what critical inquiry means in geographical problem-solving.

Teaching About Geographical Thinking is organized around six interrelated concepts central to geographical problem-solving:
• geographical importance,
• evidence and interpretation,
• patterns and trends,
• interactions and associations,
• sense of place,
• geographical value judgments.

Each concept is discussed and illustrated with examples, questions, and criteria to guide the interrogation and assessment of geographic problems. Most of the examples draw upon current and pressing geographic problems in Canada. The examples are followed by concise discussions of the portal concept’s key dimensions, and suggestions for practical teaching applications across the curriculum.

Jointly published by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and The Critical Thinking Consortium.

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Canadian Geographic magazine is an excellent resource for teachers and students. It provides posters in both official languages, such as the St. Lawrence Seaway map, as well as short geography related news items suitable for current events. In addition, the June issue each year is devoted to environmental issues such as wind energy.”

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