ERIC Number: ED393786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Using Literature To Teach Geography in High Schools. ERIC Digest.
Hume, Susan E.
This digest discusses various ways in which literature can be incorporated with world geography to make better connections across the curriculum. Reasons to use a literature-based approach to teach geography include: (1) there is a natural link between geography and literature; (2) the study of literature improves comprehension of geography; and (3) a literature-based approach to geography improves reading comprehension. Suggestions are given for choosing appropriate pieces of literature with a model presented for using John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath." (EH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location, Geography, Geography Instruction, High Schools, Literature, Social Studies, Whole Language Approach
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.