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Beyond "What I Did on Vacation": Exploring the Genre of Travel Writing

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Beyond "What I Did on Vacation": Exploring the Genre of Travel Writing

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Drew Schrader

Bloomington, Indiana


National Council of Teachers of English


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Rita Tamalavage

July 26, 2012

Extending the travel writing to include a food diary can add diet angles to the assignment:vegan,vegatarian, locavore,organic. Some family trips might have include places in Costa Rica, Jamaica. Panama, etc. that have developed sustainability projects.
Using a similar travel writing assignment with a tenth grade class, I found various benefits emerged in the class: identifying new friendships with students who were vegan and new awareness about global responsibility and production of red meat versus "rights" and eating what you want.



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