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Geography Education Standards Project (U.S.)

Works: 8 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 915 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Geography Education Standards Project (U.S.)
Most widely held works by Geography Education Standards Project (U.S.)
Geography for life : National geography standards 1994 by Sarah Witham Bednarz( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These geography standards are subtitled "What Every Young American Should Know and Be Able To Do In Geography", and constitute a set of voluntary benchmarks that every school and school district may use as guidelines for developing their own curricula. The standards for grades k-4, 5-8, and 9-12 specify the essential subject matter, skills, and perspectives that all students should have in order to attain high levels of competency. The standards provide every parent, teacher, curriculum developer, and business and policy leader with a set of challenging expectations for all students. The purpose of standards for geography is to bring all student up to internationally competitive levels to meet the demands of a new age and a different world. For the United States to maintain leadership and prosper in the 21st century, the education system must be tailored to the needs of productive and responsible citizenship in the global economy. The guide is divided into 8 chapters: (1) "The Geographic View of Our World"; (2) "The Components of Geography Education"; (3) "Geographic Skills and Perspectives"; (4) "The Subject Matter of Geography"; (5) "National Geography Standards: Grades k-4"; (6) "National Geography Standards: Grades 5-8"; (7) "National Geography Standards: Grades 9-12"; and (8) "Student Achievement in Geography." A conclusion discusses thinking geographically and the role of parents in geography education. Five appendices and a glossary complete the document. (Dk)
Geography for life : national geography standards 1994 : executive summary by Anthony R De Souza( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet is both an executive summary of "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards 1994" and an introduction to geography as an essential part of every child's education, and as an integral part of the lives of all U.S. citizens. The publication is illustrated on every page with photographs, paintings, graphs, and maps. It defines the power of geography and its beauty as the seeing, understanding, and appreciating of the web of relationships among people, places, and environments. Understanding geography, the path to competency in geography, and the components of geography are discussed. The 18 National Geography Standards are grouped into 6 essential elements: (1) the world in spatial terms; (2) places and regions; (3) physical systems; (4) human systems; (5) environment and society; and (6) the uses of geography. The skills and standards of each element are outlined. Using the standards for places and regions for grades k-4, the booklet demonstrates how a geography standard works and explains what the different parts of the standard and its structure mean. Two imperatives drive the National Standards for Geography: (1) geographic understanding must be set into a process of lifelong learning; (2) geographic understanding must be set into life contexts like school, family, society, and occupation. (Dk)
Geography for life : national geography standards( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The revised edition features restructured content and a new format. Revised content captures the growth and importance of geospatial technologies and spatial thinking in geography over the last 18 years. Each standard is presented through four components: an introductory essay; knowledge statements; performance statements and examples. Knowledge statements and performance statements are broken down by grade band (grades 4, 8 and 12)."--NCGE website
Key to the National geography standards : Geography for life, national geography standards 1994 by Christopher L Salter( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brief booklet provides a shorthand key to the national geography standards and related geography themes. The themes represent an instructional approach to give focus to a lesson. The standards comprise the geographic subject matter, skills, and perspectives of geography k-12. The five themes flow through the 18 geography standards and can be used in the instruction of all of them at any grade level. Sample classroom strategies for instruction in the standards for grades 4, 8, and 12 are included. This guide provides a quick overview of the geography standards with sample indicators for performance. (Eh)
The National Council for Geographic Education standards-based geography test : intermediate level, parts I and II( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.31 for Geography ... to 1.00 for The Nation ...)

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