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Teaching young children the basic concepts of geography: A literature-based approach
Early Childhood Education Journal (2002)
  • Mary Anne Hannibal
  • Ren Vasiliev
  • Qiuyun Lin, SUNY Plattsburgh
Abstract

Teaching young children basic concepts of geography such as location, place, human–environment interaction, movement, and region is a great challenge. This article advocates literature-based instruction as a way of promoting geographic awareness in early childhood classrooms. Examples of children's picture books are given to show what early childhood teachers can do to make the five geographic concepts more concrete and understandable to young children via picture books.

Keywords
  • young children,
  • geography,
  • literature-based instruction,
  • children's literature
Publication Date
December, 2002
Citation Information
Mary Anne Hannibal, Ren Vasiliev and Qiuyun Lin. "Teaching young children the basic concepts of geography: A literature-based approach" Early Childhood Education Journal Vol. 30 Iss. 2 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/qiuyun_lin/15/