Using Novels to Teach the Cultural Geographies of South Asia
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I have taught the geographies of Asia for ten years. While I have found traditional materials like textbooks and articles useful for introducing students to the physical environment, political systems, and economic realities of the region, teaching about cultures is often a more difficult proposition. One way to address this problem is to assign novels as homework.
Lavigne, Jean. "Using Novels to Teach the Cultural Geographies of South Asia." Education About Asia 16, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 64-65.