Essentials Of Geography; A Manual For Teachers

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byAlbert Perry Brigham

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII GEOGRAPHY IN THE HIGHER GRADES The Course of Study. -- In the very great majority of the schools of the United States the course of study in geography is so arranged that each of the continents and most of the countries of the world are studied at least twice. The considerations that have led to the almost universal adoption of such a two-cycle course are, on the whole, very reasonable. The first cycle is given because many children leave school at so early an age that, unless such instruction was given in the lower grades, they would go out into life with little or no information concerning the world in which they live. The second cycle is given because a proper appreciation of the meaning and influence of one's geographic environment must wait upon the heels of a larger knowledge, greater reasoning ability, and sounder judgments than can be expected from children so young as the group first mentioned. Results of First Cycle. -- It may be argued that it ought not to be possible for children to leave school when still so young as to make this arrangement necessary. Even if this is conceded, teachers must nevertheless deal with the facts. The question may be raised as to whether the younger children get enough out of the first study of the world to make it worth while, and whether they would experience any substantial loss if they should leave school altogether ignorant of the world's geography. If such a course did nothing more than to make them conscious of their own country and its resources, it would be abundantly justified. But it should do more. It should awaken pride in the vast extent of the land in which they live. They should find pleasure in the fact that its fields yield an annual harvest sufficient to feed all our people, and that every ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII GEOGRAPHY IN THE HIGHER GRADES The Course of Study. -- In the very great majority of the schools of the United States th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217473512

ISBN - 13:9780217473514

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