ERIC Number: ED359109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Geography and Literature: The Literacy Connection.
Fitzhugh, William P.
Literature based reading can be used as a means of introducing and reinforcing geographic concepts. Every story has a setting. The setting is the time and place. Setting is representative of the five fundamental themes of geography. Teachers can integrate geographic skills in order to enhance the student understanding of the text. Geographic understandings also contribute to student appreciation of plot and the author's point of view. Literature and social studies (geography) make good partners. An integrated approach offers benefits to students and makes best use of time. Using geography makes an abstract description of the setting seem more concrete and real for students. Herein are many activities that reinforce reading skills and geographic concepts. Fifteen references and 12 figures are attached. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the State of Maryland International Reading Association Council (Towson, MD, March 1992). Faint dot matrix type.