A Teacher's Manual: Accompanying the Breasted-Huth Ancient History Maps (Classic Reprint)by James Henry Breasted
The history teachers in American schools are equipped with better text books than those of any other country. It is therefore all the more noteworthy that the history class-room should heretofore have been so inadequately furnished with wall maps. The need has been most
Excerpt from A Teacher's Manual: Accompanying the Breasted-Huth Ancient History Maps
The history teachers in American schools are equipped with better text books than those of any other country. It is therefore all the more noteworthy that the history class-room should heretofore have been so inadequately furnished with wall maps. The need has been most noticeable in ancient history. No series of ancient history wall maps available in America has thus far represented the present state of knowledge. The rapid increase in our geographic knowledge of the ancient world, especially as revealed by exploration and archaeological discovery both in the Mediterranean and the Orient, has far outstripped the data offered in any of the wall maps which have heretofore been in use among the schools of America. The large and elaborate wall maps produced by German publishers, while satisfactory in this respect, have been too large, too expensive and too detailed for use in schools.
In preparing this series of ancient history wall maps, therefore, the editors have felt that they were endeavoring to meet a real need in American education. Their effort has been so to select the epochs represented as to bring out a clear sequence of great outstanding points or periods of history, and thus to suggest in geographical terms that the career of man is not static but is always a progressive process. It is hoped that the sequence maps, a combination of successive periods on the same sheet, which one of the editors had already developed in an ancient history text book, will contribute to aid the teacher in impressing upon classes the great movement and drift of history in the ancient world, as seen in growth, development and decline.
At the same time it has been the effort of the editors to indicate trade routes, roads and lines of communication along which commerce and influences of civilization moved from people to people or continent to continent. Similarly the most important native products, resources and raw materials, which stimulated such intercourse, have been inserted quite generally.
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