Maxims to Help Understand the World: Simple Rules to Guide Learning About Geographic Complexity

@article{Birdsall2003MaximsTH,
  title={Maxims to Help Understand the World: Simple Rules to Guide Learning About Geographic Complexity},
  author={Stephen S. Birdsall},
  journal={Journal of Science Education and Technology},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={97-104}
}
Americans students' awareness of the world's complexity was suddenly sharpened on September 11, 2001. A large basic course on world regional geography was used to introduce students to ten maxims that encourage constructive learning about the many factors that help define a place's character. Student reactions to the maxims were largely positive. There were also indications that cross-disciplinary learning was enhanced. 

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