I’ll be giving students a two section packet of short quotations from Geographers saying why learning geography is important, as well as this short piece, 9 Reasons to Study Geography, from Brainscape.
In addition, they will watch this short video from National Geographic:
I’ll ask them to use all that material to respond to this writing prompt:
According to the writers and/or the video, what are reasons why it is important to study geography (you only have to pick four of them)? Do you agree with what they are saying? To support your opinion you may use examples from your own experiences (including what has taken place in our class this year), your observations of others, and any of your reading.
As usual, please let me know your ideas on how to make this better!
I’m adding this post to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction, where you’ll find a long list of other prompts I use in my classes.