To help make geography more authentic, my students have been following the adventures of Alex Bowling. Mr. Bowling is touring Canada and the United Stated by bike. He has a fantastic blogging site where he graciously updates a list of places he has visited, and my students post questions and keep track of his journey on their electronic maps. Alex emails my students answers to their questions, and students email him follow up questions too. Authentic writing and geography in one lesson.
Please visit his blogging site and feel free to make a small donation to help him continue his great adventure and contribution to our learning. Donations can be made through Paypal on his site or sent in with your son/daughter if they are students of 4/C