Using literature to teach geography in high schools
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Published by ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind .
Written in English


  • Geography -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States,
  • Literature -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statementby Susan E. Hume.
SeriesERIC digest -- EDO-SO-96-1., ERIC digest (Bloomington, Ind.) -- EDO-SO-96-01.
ContributionsERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16303309M

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