Teaching Geography: Workshop 3
Programs and Activities: Part1 Boston and Denver
Going Further 1 (15 minutes)
Characterizing a Region
Site Leader: Please help participants keep track of time. Please facilitate discussion such that the first seven to eight minutes are spent discussing participants' questions and the last two to three minutes address the lesson-oriented questions below. You can start group discussion as soon as most people have completed their list.
Working alone, take three to five minutes to make a list of at least 10 questions you would use to interview a city planner in order to learn the major human and physical characteristics of a specific urban region. For each question state briefly a rationale for including it in your list.
In the remaining time, share your questions as a group. Before closing discussion, take a few moments to address these questions:
- How might conducting such an interview be a useful assignment for
- Other than city planners, what types of professionals might students benefit from interviewing about issues related to urban geography?