Publications of the Alabama State Department of Archives and History; Historical and Patriotic Societies Series Volume 1-4

Publications of the Alabama State Department of Archives and History; Historical and Patriotic Societies Series Volume 1-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... schools: arranged into three concentric circles, rather in a spiral, which, when it returns on itself returns at a higher level. Cause the pupil to feel if possible that he is a tourist traveling through the country studied, and that the supreme benefit of his travels lies in the priceless recollections which he brings back from his wanderings. Let him feel that after he has visited by means of the book the ancient world, and England, he may be like the returned tourist penniless, yet a mental millionaire. The first and necessary aid to the tourist is his map. A student will lose his way just as readily, mentally, as a tourist in reality, if he has not found, or had pointed out to him his setting of the country which he is to visit: Hinsdale says: "Careful study of a map is the next best thing to visiting an historical place." It is universally conceded, that maps are as indispensable in visualizing history as geography. Hence, suitable maps should be supplied upon which pupils should locate each spot as soon as it is mentioned. An outline map should be procured by each pupil, such as the Map Blanks of the American Book Co., so that after finding a place named on the ordinary map the pupil can locate it exactly on his outline map. Many children are greatly interested in marking the names themselves as soon as their attention is drawn to them, and take great pride in seeing their maps grow. This method is often more helpful than any other in making children see how civilization spread and changes have gradually taken place in our country. To fix upon their minds the facts that colonies were planted by different European nations, it is often advisable to use tiny adhesive stars of various colors; each color serves to represent...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817001
  • 9781236817006