Geography Education
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Discovery and Exploration

Discovery and Exploration | Geography Education |

I have a longstanding obsession with J.R.R. Tolkien’s 'The Hobbit,' starting with the great 1977 animated film that captured my young imagination.  Hobbits are content to be intensely local and ignore the world beyond their neighborhood until Gandalf instills in Bilbo and subsequently Frodo to learn about the wider world.  I’ve always seen that as push for all of us to get to know more about the world, and to experience it first-hand.  Sometimes academic geography forgets the explorer component of geographic inquiry and discovery; it is these types geographic quotes from the movies and books that I wish to share.

Selena Mini's comment, March 11, 2013 5:32 AM
I totally agree with Mr. Seth Dixon, Ph.D. .
QuizFortune's comment, March 11, 2013 5:34 AM
Huge fans of Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Love this application to your work.
Nancy Watson's curator insight, March 15, 2013 5:17 PM

Even movies like THE HOBBIT have geographic elements. No we cannot see it in class, but you can watch it at home or in the theater.

Geography Education
Digital resources to strengthen the quality and quantity of geography education in classrooms the world over.
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