A book for teachers of geography
AbstractReviews the book, by E. E. Smith (1921). The purpose of the book as stated in the foreword is to help teachers "by assisting to vitalize the subject of geography." The author notes recent progress in the field and discusses the increasing significance of human geography in the solution of the problems of civilization. After a discussion of past and present school practice, he outlines progressive tendencies, lists necessary materials and discusses desirable procedures in the selection and solution of problems. Over one hundred pages are then given to illustrate problems. The appendix contains, among other things, valuable information concerning the accessibility of illustrative materials. The author is evidently of the opinion that geography projects, as such, should have a definite place in the program. The purpose of the book is manifestly ameliorative. It is addressed to classroom teachers, and does not go back to fundamental philosophic and scientific considerations upon which more thoroughgoing reconstruction must depend.