Year-Book of the National Herbart Society for the Scientific Study of Teaching Volume 4

Year-Book of the National Herbart Society for the Scientific Study of Teaching Volume 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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... rationally taught as a great accumulation of consequences following causes, and not as a tiresome series of arbitrary happenings, simple examples must be presented before complicated examples; and the order of elementary presentation must be based on thorough study and classification of all relevant facts by the advanced historical investigator. The same may be said of geography. On this last point I wish to delay a little, for it is not clearly brought out in Professor Trotter's essay, although it may perhaps be recognized between the lines by one already acquainted with it. The concluding recommendations imply that ariver basin, being "a natural geographic unit," and affording "the most natural type for study," is the natural elementary example with which to begin. This seems to me open to serious question. To my mind a young coastal plain is much simpler than a river basin; certainly far simpler than the Hudson River basin, selected for illustration by Professor Trotter, for that example is highly complex. The Hudson might serve well enough for the first example in an empirical scheme, although it seems to me a difficult example for the beginner to understand; but it cannot be placed early in a systematic scheme, because it involves the complex combination of so many different types of form. There is no indication that, in selecting the Hudson River basin, it stands in Professor Trotter's plan as a member of a well.chosen series of forms, whose study shall lead young scholars in a systematic manner through the most important principles of physiographic and geographic science. A coastal plain has a higher recommendation; for of all land forms, it has the simplest explanation, and its understanding...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745892
  • 9781236745897