Faculty Publications

Title

Conveying the Applications and Relevance of the Powerful Geography Approach through Humanitarian Mapping

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Geography Teacher

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

43

Last Page

49

Abstract

The Powerful Geography approach entails strengthening the relationship among curricula, student aspirations and motivations, and applications and practices of geographers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. As a practical response to the GeoCapabilities project’s vision of future geography curricula based on conceptions of powerful knowledge, Powerful Geography is the idea that curricula connecting geography careers to student aspirations can help teachers make powerful knowledge accessible for students, specifically by helping students recognize relationships between geography and life beyond the classroom. Powerful Geography is a replicable approach to creating curricula that account for differences in state standards, course topics, student demographics, and school contexts. To illustrate this method in practice, the authors designed a humanitarian mapping lesson according to the approach.

Department

Department of Geography

Original Publication Date

1-1-2022

DOI of published version

10.1080/19338341.2021.2008470

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