The Practice of Instruction; A Manual of Method General and Special
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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...schools the human aspect would be emphasised, and the subject would not be so precisely limited as in a purely geographical treatise. The knowledge of history and of natural science which such older pupils possess will permit of a profitable revision of the progress of the World from a new point of view. 1 The calculations themselves might be made in the arithmetic hour. In the course pursued by boys leaving school at sixteen or seventeen, the attachment of man to the soil in the present, the ways in which the different geographical conditions affect the occupations and the settlements of man, should be especially studied. The continents may be taken as units. In the more extended course now being considered the influence of the geographical conditions at different periods can be studied and more salient and obvious phases of the evolution of other geographical conditions--physical and human--can be examined. The unit for this purpose should be a natural geographical one smaller than the continent. The various maj or natural regions, each with its characteristic physiognomy, might profitably be selected, and not the varying political divisions. These divisions, as they exist at present, were rightly examined in the elementary and the briefer secondary school courses, both because of the practical importance of a knowledge of such divisions, and because they are, for the time being, well-recognised divisions with political, social, and economic, if not well-marked physical boundaries. But when the past is to be taken into account as well as the present, the unchanging, or relatively unchanging, geographical conditions--i.e., the natural regional divisions of the surface of the globe--must be primarily considered, for these it is which have...
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