Using a Travelogue to Learn a Region
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Many university students are introduced to geography in regional courses. Instructors engage students in mutual exploration of one of Earth's regions in these courses. This article describes an assignment that immerses students in regional study. It is based on the belief that a student's exploration of a region is enhanced when he or she acquires a sense of personal travel through some part of the region. I ask students to research and write travel narratives-travelogues-in which they describe vicarious travel within the region. Students regularly respond with detailed and informative travel journals, maps, and graphs that demonstrate a heightened appreciation and understanding of the region.
Brady, S. (1999). Teachers’ Notebook Using a Travelogue to Learn a Region. Journal of Geography, 98(2), 79–85. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221349908978863
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