The Teaching Of Geography In Elementary Schools

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byRichard Elwood Dodge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1913 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE ORGANIZATION OF A COURSE OF STUDY IN GEOGRAPHY What Is Good Geography Teaching? THE teaching of geography, like the teaching of other subjects, involves the subject, the teacher, and the children who are being taught. The subject can be readily organized and classified so that it is definite and the same for all persons and places. But the teacher and the children are personalities which cannot and should not be systematized and classified according to rule. Hence the method of approaching the subject must be varied to suit, so far as possible, the particular needs of the children with whom the teacher is dealing. The teacher should be sufficiently a master of any subject to be at home in it without a book; then he can use his best personal powers in teaching the children, and can change the method of approach or the point of view for different individuals, as need demands. Such an ability to shape means to ends and to teach individuals rather than groups is a difficult task, successfully accomplished only by the most expertly trained' natural teachers.' Certain principles are, however, applicable to all conditions and should be borne in mind by all teachers. To prevent floundering, and in order to follow the lines of least resistance, the work in geography should always proceed from.the-known to thn unknown. The work should further be arranged to give the children the best mental training and the best grasp of the subject, not primarily as a subject but as a tool in everyday life. No teacher can succeed in giving the best training if, at least in the earlier years, hejnits the development of the subject ahead of the development of his pupils. In the later years the development of the pupils may usually be best accomplished through the develo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1913 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE ORGANIZATION OF A COURSE OF STUDY IN GEOGRAPHY What Is Good Geography Teaching? THE teaching of geography, like t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021764225X

ISBN - 13:9780217642255

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