“EXPERIMENT” GEOGRAPHY: A PROPOSAL. The contribution aims at making secondary school students acquire the "mental map" of a specific area in a practical and pleasant way. After exposing the geographic map "dismantling" technique on suitable sheets of tracing paper, we try to encourage students to reflection on the spatial location of various territorial components, previously drawn and fixed in their mind without any special memory effort. From this "descriptive" geography, it is important to make the student experiment, by superimposing tracing paper sheets and using atlas thematic maps, that it is possible to create "interpretative" geography, confirmed by their textbook, which is used as the first "source" for any question or doubt.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Active geography with cartography: a proposal|
|Title of host publication||La cartografia nella didattica della geografia e della storia|
|Editors||Mario Casari, Beatrice Rossi|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Didactics of Geography
- Didattica della geografia