Geography for the Fifth and Sixth Grades; A Course of Study and Teachers' Manual

Geography for the Fifth and Sixth Grades; A Course of Study and Teachers' Manual

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...Greenland by crossing it as Nansen did. (See, Horton, pp. 104-121.) XVI. Countries south of the United States. (Ch. XVI, pp. 211-215.) 1. Mexico is famous for its silver mines and its herds of cattle and horses. (One day.) Refs.--Carpenter, North America, p. 343. Herbertson. North America, pp. 216-217. Suggestions.--Take a journey to the volcano Popocatepetl and notice the herds of cattle, sheep and horses on the foothills along the way. Visit the silver mines and notice what kind of people do the work. 2. Central America consists of a number of disorderly republics. Its climate is hot and unhealthful, and tropical forests and products are to be found. (Two days.) Refs.--Herbertson, Central and South America, pp. 38-40; 49-52. Carpenter, North America, pp. 345-352. Suggestions.--Notice the warm climate, the tropical vegetation, and fruits such as coffee, bananas, cocoa, thickly growing trees, among which we notice the rubber trees, and the vines that twine from tree to tree. Such valuable woods as mahogany, ebony and rosewood are found here. The people are much like the Mexicans. These countries are often at war with each other. 3. The natives of Mexico and Central America are mostly a mixture of Spanish and Indian blood. As a rule they are poor, ignorant and lazy. They live in wretched huts and have the barest necessaries of food and clothing. (One day.) fief.--Carpenter, North America, pp. 327-330; 334; 336-345. Herbertson, North America, pp. 217-219; 221-222. Rupert, Geographical Reader, pp. 111-117; 119-120; 131-133. Suggestions.--Take a drive around the City of Mexico and notice the few rich people riding in their carriages and the many poor people walking. Corn is the chief food of the poor people. See how they prepare it for food....
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