World Cultures and Geography Student Edition Western Hemisphere with Europe

World Cultures and Geography Student Edition Western Hemisphere with Europe

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World Cultures and Geography Student Edition Western Hemisphere with Europe

Includes regional units relevant to Western Hemisphere curriculum. Students make inferences about their lives and the lives of students in other countries. Rich time lines provide a sense of ancient civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736289993
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/15/2011
Series: National Geographic World Cultures and Geography Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Peggy Altoff's experience includes teaching middle school and high school students, supervising teachers, and serving as adjunct university staff. Peggy served as a state social studies specialist in Baltimore and as a K-12 facilitator in Colorado Springs. She was president of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in 2006-2007 and was on the task force for the new NCSS National Curriculum Standards.

Ms. Altoff's monograph is titled Active Learning Geography Classroom.

Mark Bockenhauer is a professor of geography at St. Norbert College and a former geographer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society. Mark has extensive experience in teacher professional development. He co-wrote Our Fifty States and the World Atlas for Young Explorers, 3rd edition—both for National Geographic. Mark is coordinator of the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance, and he served as president of the National Council for Geographic Education in 2007.

Dr. Bockenhauer's monograph is titled National Geographic Connections.

Andrew Milson is a professor of social science education and geography at the University of Texas at Arlington. He taught middle school history and geography near Dallas, Texas. Andy conducts research on geographic education and the use of geospatial technologies in education. He has published more than 30 articles and is an elected member of the Executive Board of the National Council for Geographic Education. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Geography.

Dr. Milson's monograph is titled Technology in the Geography Classroom.

Professor of Education Arizona State University Dr. David Moore taught high school social students and reading in Arizona public schools before entering college teaching. He currently teaches secondary school teacher preparation courses in adolescent literacy. He co-chaired the International Reading Association's Commission on Adolescent Literacy and is actively involved with several professional associations. His twenty-five year publication record balances research reports, professional articles, book chapters, and books. Noteworthy publications include the International Reading Association position statement on adolescent literacy and the Handbook of the Reading Research chapter on secondary school reading. Recent books include Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading (2nd ed.) and Principled Practices for Adolescent Literacy.

Dr. Moore's monographs include: Direct Instruction: Targeted Strategies for Student Success, Robust Vocabulary Instruction, Build Reading Power: Strategies for Comprehension, and Reading Comprehension Strategies, Why Vocabulary Instruction Matters, Science through Literacy, and Supporting Geography Learners with Texts.

Jan Smith is a professor of geography at Shippensburg University. Jan began her teaching career as a high school teacher in Virginia where she served as a teacher consultant for the Virginia Geographic Alliance for many years. Her primary research interest focuses on how children develop their spatial thinking skills. Jan served as president of the National Council for Geographic Education in 2008, and she is currently the coordinator for the Pennsylvania Geographic Alliance.

Dr. Smith's monograph is titled Thinking Like a Geographer.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Geographer's Toolbox Chapter 2: Physical & Human Geography Chapter 3: North America Geography & History Chapter 4: North America Today Chapter 5: Central America & the Caribbean Geography & History Chapter 6: Central America & the Caribbean Today Chapter 7: South America Geography & History Chapter 8: South America Today Chapter 9: Europe Geography & History Chapter 10: Europe Today Chapter 11: Russia & the Eurasian Republics Geography & History Chapter 12: Russia & the Eurasian Republics Today

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