Teacher’s Guide to Modern Geography
The Teacher’s Guide to Modern Geography (TGMG) was a project funded by FIPSE. It producedinstructional and resource materials designed to improve the preparation of teachers to teach geography. TGMG resources offer faculty members, preservice education students, and inservice teachers the opportunity to learn geography as well as how to teach it conceptually.
The original TGMG materials included:
- An interactive, multimedia Teaching Geography CD-ROM containing geography lessons and teacher’s notes that use an inquiry-based approach to instruction using geographic questions. Examples include: "How did the terrain around Harper's Ferry influence the outcome of the Civil War?" and "How can we estimate the local consequences of global climate change for a specific part of the world?"
- Set of overhead transparency masters promoting spatial thinking skills
- Teaching Geography textbook by Guilford Publications which provides background information and a disciplinary foundation.
Sample materials from the TGMG:
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