Precautions that should be taken by a teacher when the students are taken out on excursion are:
Whenever the students are being taken out on excursion, so as to help the study of the local Geography the teacher must observe the precautions.
(1) The teacher must draw an outline of the excursion. He should also explain the aims and objects of the excursion. Unless the students are clear about the objects they shall not be able to benefit by it.
(2) In the class-room the teacher should explain orally about the excursions. He should also explain its difficulties and intricacies. These may be repeated while the students are being taken out for seeing things.
(3) The students should be encouraged to collect certain things that are interesting and have geographical importance. This would help development of museum for future. It would also help them to draw maps.”
(4) While going out on excursions it shall be wise to take photographs of certain important scenes. These scenes shall be of lasting value. They may be hung in the Geography Room or the Geography Museum.
(5) While the students are being taken out, through question-answer method all the geographical facts and seeing should be explained to them properly.
(6) While on excursion, the students should be encouraged to observe things by themselves. The students should be taken only when going out can be of some use.
(7) The time of excursion should be adjusted so as to suit to the local needs and requirements. The students should be taken out only when it can be of some use.
(8) The teacher should be very bold and efficient when he takes out the student on excursions. Unless the teacher himself is very efficient in his task he shall not be able to do anything good to the students.
(9) Though it may be too early to expect the students to take notes of the things yet they should be asked to carry writing material with them. They should carry a note-book, a pen or a pencil, and note down the things that are of interests and importance to them.
(10) In lower classes, the teacher must accompany the students. The teacher himself should be interested in excursions. In higher classes the students may be free to observe things by themselves. But in lower classes teacher must accompany the students and explain everything in detail.