Last year, geography instructor John Boyer decided to liven up his geography 1014 class by publishing a new geography book called the “Plaid Avenger’s World” (Geography Realm is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.).
Teaching Geography With Comics
The instructor from Virginia Tech teaches “World Regions” and his new textbook presents a new approach to teaching geography. While Mr. Boyer states that he never intended for his book to be read outside of his classroom, the volume is being sold on Amazon under the author name “Plaid Avenger” with a comic style cover showing the “hero” hoisting the world above his head with identifiable world characters standing behind.
Holding the belief that textbooks oftentimes are “boring”, Boyer envisioned a comic book style text written in the first person. “The reason I wrote it this way is because I have never used a textbook because I find them insipidly boring and dry,” Boyer said.