Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Arts and Science


Probably never before In the history of schools has Interest been so high In the subject, geography, as It has been the past few years. The most Important contributing element, however, has been the new national interest In education itself, which has recently come to us as a people in a large part as one of the by-products of the World War. Our part In the great conflict brought forcibly to the attention of our people, a large number of problems of national Importance that can be solved In any permanent way only by means of teaching through geography, the interdependency of each country, and the necessity of brotherly love. Problems of training for useful and effective citizenship have come to the front. The very perpetuation of the group depends upon the instruction of each member in the common knowledge, customs, and ideals of his fellow citizens or neighbors. It is impossible In this complex civilization such as ours, where the unifying elements of face-to-face contacts are impossible duo to distance; so the strength of the nation depends on a great degree on the study of geography. Geography is taught In the school that is under discussion from the first grade through to the sixth. The beginning geography which is taught In the first three grades centers around the home or things that are nearest to the pupil and. a broader view Is added later. The greater part of this discourse is referring to the last three elementary grades, the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades.


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