Elementary Geography: Full Illustrations & Study Guides! (English Edition)
エディション:2nd Edition, Revised
This little book is confined to very simple “reading lessons upon the Form and Motions of the Earth, the Points of the Compass, the Meaning of a Map: Definitions.”
The shape and motions of the earth are fundamental ideas—however difficult to grasp.
Geography should be learned chiefly from maps, and the child should begin the study by learning “the meaning of map,” and how to use it.
These subjects are well fitted to form an attractive introduction to the study of Geography: some of them should awaken the delightful interest which attaches in a child’s mind to that which is wonderful—incomprehensible. The Map lessons should lead to mechanical efforts, equally delightful. It is only when presented to the child for the first time in the form of stale knowledge and foregone conclusions that the facts taught in these lessons appear dry and repulsive to him.
An effort is made in the following pages to treat the subject with the sort of sympathetic interest and freshness which attracts children to a new study.