Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline

Arts and Science


The purpose of this study is to simplify the teaching of Third Grade Geography. Modern education suggests a change in the selection and organization of subject matter for the third grade, that may be as great an aid as all the other materials that were used in the past combined.

Third Grade Geography is largely observational. Every effort should be made to show the child his true relation to his immediate surroundings. Directions over the child's outside experiences seek the things he knows about; he observes the weather conditions, and the use of the thermometer is a good device to demonstrate his relationship to some facts of geography.

The study of our own district, the kind of food, clothing and shelter we use, are the direct key to the understanding of the forms, and phenomena of foreign lands. Trips should be made to all kind of Interesting places, especially those, where things that the child uses are manufactured or grown: woolen and cotton mills, packing houses, rivers, mines, forests, and places which are available in the community where they my observe how these things are accomplished.

Illustrated material is used in order to give the child a clear understanding of facts to be learned. First hand experience through participation in group activities is valuable and develops the ability to imagine and interpret the child's immediate environment.

Committee Chair/Advisor

N. A. Kirkland


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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