Teachers’ Guide to Modern Geography

The CD-ROM “Teaching Geography” normally accompanies Phil Gersmehl’s book Teaching Geography (Guilford Publications) but it may also be used as a completely independent resource for exciting, interactive classroom lessons and also units on broader topics.  It is an interactive, multimedia CD 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?”  The CD contains eighty stand-alone lessons, a set of transparency masters promoting spatial thinking skills, multimedia presentations including numerous maps and diagrams, as well as many other useful teaching aids.  The CD can be ordered online at www.aag.org/tgmg.  The cost is $25.