Elementary Geography: Full Illustrations & Study Guides!

Elementary Geography: Full Illustrations & Study Guides!

by Charlotte Mason

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Elementary Geography: Full Illustrations & Study Guides! by Charlotte Mason

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.

A short summary of the chief points in each reading lesson is given in the form of questions and answers.

Easy verses, illustrative of the various subjects, are introduced, in order that the children may connect pleasant poetic fancies with the phenomena upon which "Geography" so much depends.

It is hoped that these reading lessons may afford intelligent teaching, even in the hands of a young teacher.

The first ideas of Geography-the lessons on "Place"-which should make the child observant of local geography, of the features of his own neighbourhood, its heights and hollows and level lands, its streams and ponds-should be conveyed viva voce. At this stage, a class-book cannot take the place of an intelligent teacher.

Children should go through the book twice, and should, after the second reading, be able to answer any of the questions from memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537410166
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Charlotte Maria Shaw Mason (1 January 1842 - 16 January 1923) was a British educator in England at the turn of the twentieth century. Her revolutionary methods led to a shift from utilitarian education to the education of a child upon living ideas. She was inspired by current brain research, by the writings of John Amos Comenius, Matthew Arnold and John Ruskin.

After the release of a book by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, For the Children's Sake in 1984, Charlotte Mason's six volume educational series was republished by Karen Andreola, author of A Charlotte Mason Companion. This led to a resurgence of Charlotte Mason's educational methods for a new generation of teachers and students.

Charlotte Mason schools can now be found across the United States in homes, at charter schools and independent private schools. Mason's methods are used widely within the homeschool community. Regional and national conferences, retreats, and study groups have sprung up across the country and have increased Mason's methods' popularity.

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