Teaching Geography in the Sixth Grade

Teaching Geography in the Sixth Grade

Date: 1942
Creator: Towry, Perlina Isabelle
Description: This study attempts to show the best methods and plans used by contemporary geography teachers.
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[Dr. Walter Hansen, Geography]

[Dr. Walter Hansen, Geography]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dr. Walter Hansen, North Texas professor of geography. He stands by a globe, reading "This Week Magazine."
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[Dr. Walter Hansen, Geography]

[Dr. Walter Hansen, Geography]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dr. Walter Hansen, North Texas professor of geography. He poses in a chair with his hands clasped together. Several maps hang on the wall behind him.
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[Walter Hansen, Geography]

[Walter Hansen, Geography]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Walter Hansen, North Texas professor of geography. He poses at his desk, holding a book, and looking at a globe. He wears a suit and tie.
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[Dr. Walter Hansen, Geography]

[Dr. Walter Hansen, Geography]

Date: November 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dr. Walter Hansen, North Texas professor of geography. He stands next to a map, wearing a suit and tie.
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The Geography of Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

The Geography of Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

Date: May 2012
Creator: Ebeniro, Jane
Description: Maternal mortality is the leading cause of death among women in Nigeria, especially women aged between 15 and 19 years. This research examines the geography of maternal mortality in Nigeria and the role of cultural and religious practices, socio-economic inequalities, urbanization, access to pre and postnatal care in explaining the spatial pattern. State-level data on maternal mortality rates and predictor variables are presented. Access to healthcare, place of residence and religion explains over 74 percent of the spatial pattern of maternal mortality in Nigeria, especially in the predominantly Muslim region of northern Nigeria where poverty, early marriage and childbirth are at its highest, making them a more vulnerable population. Targeting vulnerable populations in policy-making procedures may be an important strategy for reducing maternal mortality, which would also be more successful if other socio-economic issues such as poverty, religious and health care issues are promptly addressed as well.
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The Use of Geography in Whitman's Leaves of Grass

The Use of Geography in Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Date: 1946
Creator: Koonce, Patsy Lou
Description: A study of the significance of Walt Whitman's use of geography in Leaves of Grass.
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The Environmental is Political: Exploring the Geography of Environmental Justice

The Environmental is Political: Exploring the Geography of Environmental Justice

Date: August 2010
Creator: Mysak, Mark
Description: The dissertation is a philosophical approach to politicizing place and space, or environments broadly construed, that is motivated by three questions. How can geography be employed to analyze the spatialities of environmental justice? How do spatial concepts inform understandings of environmentalism? And, how can geography help overcome social/political philosophy's redistribution-recognition debate in a way that accounts for the multiscalar dimensions of environmental justice? Accordingly, the dissertation's objective is threefold. First, I develop a critical geography framework that explores the spatialities of environmental injustices as they pertain to economic marginalization across spaces of inequitable distribution, cultural subordination in places of misrecognition, and political exclusion from public places of deliberation and policy. Place and space are relationally constituted by intricate networks of social relations, cultural practices, socioecological flows, and political-economic processes, and I contend that urban and natural environments are best represented as "places-in-space." Second, I argue that spatial frameworks and environmental discourses interlock because conceptualizations of place and space affect how environments are perceived, serve as framing devices to identify environmental issues, and entail different solutions to problems. In the midst of demonstrating how the racialization of place upholds inequitable distributions of pollution burdens, I introduce notions of "social location" and ...
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The Geography of Cerebrovascular Disease in Texas

The Geography of Cerebrovascular Disease in Texas

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Feltus, Chris & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: This paper discusses research on the geography of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in Texas.
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Geography of Tuberculosis in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

Geography of Tuberculosis in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

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Date: May 2001
Creator: Donkor, Kweku
Description: In Ghana, spatial patterns of TB vary for different regions and variations may occur within the same region. This study examines TB distribution in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Behavioral, cultural and economic variables associated with TB morbidity are examined. From January 1998 to June 1999, data obtained from the Ghana Ministry of Health revealed that, men had a higher TB rate than women, TB was common among the age groups 20-29 and 30-39, and the average TB rate of 67.7 per 100, 000 population in the Greater Accra Region was higher than the national average (58.6 per 100,000 population). Using the human ecology model, this study attempts to explain the spatial distribution of the disease.
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A Study to Determine Sound Methods of Teaching High School Geography

A Study to Determine Sound Methods of Teaching High School Geography

Date: 1950
Creator: Bales, Robert H.
Description: The purpose of this study is to endeavor to formulate a sound method of teaching geography so that it may contribute to intelligent problem solving in our democratic way of life.
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Style and the Art of Chaim Soutine: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Geography in the Critical Reception and Historiography

Style and the Art of Chaim Soutine: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Geography in the Critical Reception and Historiography

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Date: August 2006
Creator: Grance, Heather Anne
Description: This thesis argues that art criticism published during Soutine's lifetime emphasizes ethnicity, nationalism and geography in discussions of the artist's style. These critical discussions have influenced the historiography of Soutine published after his death, resulting in a continued emphasis on style that includes references to ethnicity. Ethnicity, nationalism and geography are identified in the critical reception and historiography by noting references, both specific and implied, to Jewishness, French art, and foreign status (among others). These references are analyzed in terms of existing scholarship that addresses concepts of ethnicity and nationalism, and with consideration to how the critical reception has impacted the historiography.
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Comparative Studies in Geography -- Textbook and Free Materials Versus Textbook and Library Supplements

Comparative Studies in Geography -- Textbook and Free Materials Versus Textbook and Library Supplements

Date: 1942
Creator: Kelsay, Laura E.
Description: The problem involved in this study was to carry on an experiment of two methods of teaching eighth-grade geography and to compare the two. Briefly stated, the problem of this thesis was to determine the value of the use of free materials as compared with library supplements.
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Geography of Lung Cancer for Texas Counties, 1980-1998

Geography of Lung Cancer for Texas Counties, 1980-1998

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Sato, Marie & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: Presentation for the 2008 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the geography of lung cancer for Texas counties from 1980-1998.
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Geography of Cerebrovascular Disease in Texas (CVD) [Presentation]

Geography of Cerebrovascular Disease in Texas (CVD) [Presentation]

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Feltus, Chris & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: Presentation for the 2008 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the spatial distribution of CVD mortality rates in Texas counties from 1999-2003.
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Korean Crisis, 1994: Military Geography, Military Balance, Military Options

Korean Crisis, 1994: Military Geography, Military Balance, Military Options

Date: April 11, 1994
Creator: Collins, John M
Description: None
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Gis in Ap Human Geography: a Means of Developing Students’ Spatial Thinking?

Gis in Ap Human Geography: a Means of Developing Students’ Spatial Thinking?

Date: May 2015
Creator: Webster, Megan L
Description: Geography education is undergoing change in K-12 education due in part to the introduction of geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS). Although active engagement in GIS mapping would seem to enhance students’ spatial thinking, little is known about the mapping strategies that students employ or about changes in their geographic knowledge that would result. This study, set in a high school Advanced Placement human geography class, sought to contribute to these areas of inquiry. Participants performed a web-based GIS task focused on global population and migration. Attention in the study was on (a) the strategies students employed when investigating geographic phenomena using GIS, (b) changes in their cognitive maps, as assessed through sketch maps, resulting from the activity, (c) the relationship between GIS maps and sketch maps, and (d) the ways in which a subset of students serving as case studies explained the nature of their mapping. The study employed screen-captures, video-recordings, observations, pre- and post-study sketch maps, and interviews. Analyses of the GIS process revealed that, in creating their maps, the students used a number of strategies, which included searching, layering, removing layers of data, adjusting transparency, editing, and noting. Although searching and layering were employed by all ...
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Decoding the Formation of a Retail Giant: the Evolving Geography of Costco’s Store Network

Decoding the Formation of a Retail Giant: the Evolving Geography of Costco’s Store Network

Date: December 2015
Creator: Testa, Peter
Description: Although Costco operates over 580 warehouse stores throughout North America, their location strategy remains relatively unexamined in the economic geography literature. A cursory examination of Costco’s network makes it clear that the firm chooses to locate primarily in the suburbs of major cities, where income levels are somewhat higher than the national average. However, what is not clear is the extent to which other demographic and geographic factors adequately account for Costco’s store locations, and what strategy underlies the geography of the firm’s warehouse stores, especially in relation to its distribution network. This research studies Costco in order to decode the location strategies that have guided the company’s North American and international expansions. The investigation attempts to identify key elements of Costco’s multinational retail network, including this network’s evolution over time. This paper seeks to benefit both retail business and public policymakers by highlighting elements of Costco’s location strategy that have contributed to the firm’s success.
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The Geography of HIV in Dallas County, Texas, 1999-2003

The Geography of HIV in Dallas County, Texas, 1999-2003

Date: March 30, 2006
Creator: Enwright, Nicholas & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: This paper discusses research on the geography of HIV in Dallas County, Texas from 1999 to 2003.
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The Geography of Viral Hepatitis C in Texas, 1992-1999

The Geography of Viral Hepatitis C in Texas, 1992-1999

Date: March 3, 2006
Creator: Hedrich, Mara & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: This paper discusses research on the geography of viral hepatitis C in Texas from 1992-1999. This study examines the relationship between viral hepatitis C (HCV), race, gender, and population density in Texas counties.
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The Geography of HIV in Harris County, Texas, 1999-2003

The Geography of HIV in Harris County, Texas, 1999-2003

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Jezari, Arianna & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: Paper discussing the geography of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Harris County, Texas and the factors associated with areas of high prevalence.
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A Study of the Procedures by which the Value and Effectiveness of Geography Teaching May be Improved in the Elementary Grades of Collin County

A Study of the Procedures by which the Value and Effectiveness of Geography Teaching May be Improved in the Elementary Grades of Collin County

Date: August 1936
Creator: Ownbey, Ethel B.
Description: This study aimed to secure and evaluate the current practices in teaching of geography within the rural school system of Colon County, Texas. The objectives of the study were also to learn from the County rural supervisors of the state the procedures they are using together with their recommendations for the present needs in geography teaching.
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The Geography of HIV in Harris County, Texas, 1999-2003 [Presentation]

The Geography of HIV in Harris County, Texas, 1999-2003 [Presentation]

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Jezari, Arianna & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: Presentation for the 2009 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the geography Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Harris County, Texas from 1999-2003.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Geography of Viral Hepatitis C in Texas, 1992-1999 [Presentation]

The Geography of Viral Hepatitis C in Texas, 1992-1999 [Presentation]

Date: March 30, 2006
Creator: Hedrich, Mara & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: Presentation for the 2006 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the geography of viral hepatitis C in Texas from 1992-1999.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
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