Geography is a fun subject and intrigues many students when they’re introduced to the subject at school. When several students lose interest due to the strict bindings of a specific syllabus, some are enchanted by the world of maps and globes. If you’re someone who loves to deal with directions, roads, places, and maps, you’re surely a geography lover and this article is for you! We’re going to talk about geographical hobbies that would not only enable you to try out something that you’re not taught in school but also help your knowledge about the subject improve manifold. Read along to find out more.
- Making Maps
Most of us have tried to imitate and trace maps in our initial years. The job might have seemed to be difficult at first but with proper technique and practice, you wouldn’t take much time to gain expertise in it. All you have to do is have a fair idea about the place that would appear on the map. You can start your hobby of making maps by creating something as basic as the map of a treasure hunt. This would be great fun and you would also understand whether people can decode your signs. With time, you can go on to make more advanced maps with proper measurements and calculations.
- Verbal Atlas
A book of maps is known as Atlas and in the game known as the verbal atlas, players are supposed to name geographical places starting with the last alphabet of the previous place uttered by the previous player. Playing atlas is not just a way of entertainment or spending some family time with your loved ones. It’s also for personal development. When you engage in a game like this, you’re going to learn about new places that would in turn increase your geographical vocabulary. You should read more and more about different places in the world and expand your vocabulary. If you play the game, again and again, you wouldn’t even have to make an effort to memorize the names of places. You’ll remember them if you hear them again and again.
What could be better than traveling and exploring new places for a geography lover? Whether it’s a road trip and the scope of learning about new roads, or walking around different landscapes, collecting information about places is bliss for geography lovers. If you love geography, you should make it a point to travel frequently and visit places that you otherwise get to see on travel books and websites.