Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The geographic and cultural literacy of youth in the United States compares unfavorably to youth in many other industrialized countries. In an age, in which the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, it is pertinent that our youth understand geography, evaluate stereotypes, and understand how individuals are perceived by others. This article initially explores the roots of this illiteracy and demonstrates how through the combination of technology and instruction from a global perspective geographic literacy and cultural awareness can be attained and concludes by providing digital resources that enable social studies teachers to more effectively teach geography components to their students.
Carano, K. & Berson, M. (2007). Breaking Stereotypes: Constructing Geographic Literacy & Cultural Awareness through Technology. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3525-3530). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).