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Construction of Local Geography Teaching Materials Based on the New Curriculum Standards

Author ZhouShengJuan
Tutor SunXiHua
School Shandong Normal University
Course Subject Teaching
Keywords local geography the new curriculum standard sunshine Rizhao Ecological tourism
CLC G633.55
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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The construction of local geography teaching materials bases on the new curriculumstandard caters to the development of geography teaching.The new curriculum reform carriedout in Shandong province in2005,put local geography as a part of obligatory learning content,equivalent to Chinese geography and world geography. Combined with the natural、economicand social development in the local area, local geography should highlight regionalgeographical characteristics and embody the harmonious relation between humans andgeography as well as the concept of sustainable development. That is to say, the content oflocal geography should be familiar to the students and provide them with geographicalknowledge closely related to their lives and the world around them, which is beneficial totheir lives and study at present and in the future. In addition, local geography materialsalso provide the teachers with vivid cases and statistics. Based on this, teachers canmake recreations about their teaching content to render their geography classenlightening and innovative. With the teacher’s guidance, the students will make amacro and multi-dimensional perception about their hometown, treat the ups anddowns of their hometown dynamically, take pride in today’s achievements as a masterand look into the bright future as a successor. Geography is one of the elementary coursesin primary and middle schools around the world. Much research has been done abroad onlocal geography. In developed countries like Germany, Britain, France and America, localgeography is a compulsory course. As members of international community, the students arerequired to be responsible for the sustainable development of the globe. In China, moreimportance is attached to the education of local geography, and therefore, the construction oflocal geography teaching materials come to a new phase. Under the pressure of test-orientededucation, The geography of Shandong province, which was once used at the end of the20thcentury, is no longer distributed to the students as textbooks, so the students have no textbooks on local geography. Therefore, it is indispensable to renew the construction of localgeography teaching materials. The thesis adopts a variety of research method such asliterature review, questionnaire, action research, interviews and summarization, conformingto the principle of being scientific, local, comprehensive and practical. Take Rizhao City asan example, the thesis makes a study on the following aspects: The theoretical basis of theconstruction of local geography teaching materials based on the new curriculum standards.The educational significance and construction pattern of local geography teaching materialsbased on the new curriculum standards.A specific case of the construction of local geographyteaching materials based on the new curriculum.

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