“Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs.’
ENGLISH LITERATURE TOURS
Latitude Group Travel custom designs tours to link to the English Literature curriculum. Our expertise enables us to develop or identify specific, curriculum-linked, experiential learning activities to engage your students in active learning. We also take into account the General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile.
COMBINING SUBJECTS ON THE ONE TOUR
Our expertise allows us to organise your tour so that several subject groups can travel together successfully. Imagine all of your groups concurrently engaged in their own area of interest – workshop, clinic, class or themed guided tour (and more). Combine your IB students with your mainstream curriculum and we will ensure relevant activities for both groups. Later, enjoy sightseeing and a range of other experiences together, so the groups feel as one. English Literature can potentially be combined with Art, History, or any one of a number of subjects if those groups will travel to the same regions. Considering a tour in this way will assist with economies of scale and helps meet your minimum participant number requirement.
Unconditional support every step of the way
At Latitude Group Travel, we’re here to make your travel experience enjoyable and stress free. We simplify the group travel process for you by taking care of all the details, leaving nothing to chance. From the moment you start planning your trip, we are with you every step of the way. Your experience is delivered in one seamless process and all the planning, preparation, logistics and hard work is done for you. With our knowledgeable tour directors by your side and our whole team behind you, you will have an extraordinary, safe, easy and rewarding travel experience – without any of the hassle!
ENGLISH LITERATURE SUBJECT ACTIVITIES
Our itineraries allow your group to take in iconic sights, combined with as many classes, workshops, themed guided tours and curriculum-linked, experiential learning activities as you wish. We ensure that academic and practical endeavours are age and experience appropriate. Our knowledge of the curriculum (state, national and International Baccalaureate, along with any other curriculum you may teach) and our consultative process, ensures that we understand the learning outcomes required.
Example experiential learning activities:
- Walk in the footsteps of the author of one of the required books. This aids in understanding how their life impacted their writing. Visit where they lived, wrote, vacationed and places of significance in their life
- Experience the time and location in which the book is set, in order to better understand what affects the main character that is time and location specific. By understanding the politics, economics and other major issues at that time, the student can begin to understand more of how the author’s character/s behaved in relation to changeable and unchangeable situations
- Undertake a Q & A session with an expert on the author
- Take a literary workshop based on a particular text you are studying
- Undertake a workshop on composition or on writing structure and styles, comparing one style with another
- See a play or film based on the author’s text to assist in understanding a different approach to the story
- Create your own story and select a random group to read it, with the intention of giving you feedback. Conduct surveys with the individuals in the group to gain insights into different ways an audience can react to the same story
- This pictorial workshop explores character development, narrative structure and cause and effect
- Take a relevant workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
OPEN THEIR EYES TO A WORLD OF POSSIBILITY
We’re committed to helping teachers and their students bring English Literature to life, by creating memorable and unique experiences.
We offer many experiences that can open the door to a fresh perspective on the author or characters of specific texts. Tours such as these can truly bring a book to life, right out of the pages, to the extent that students will have a completely new appreciation of how the author intended to be understood. Alternatively the group can focus on, or include, learning experiences that assist students in improving their composition skills or their understanding of styles and structure