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Geography at Eastern Washington University

Geography at Eastern Washington University Charles booth Emeritus Professor DALE F. STRADLING Professor Department of Geography and Anthropology Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA 99004 G e o g r a p h y HAS b e e n a PROPER school subject at Eastern prob ably since the establishment of the founding institution, the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy in 1882. Early evidence of the teaching of geography at Eastern is conveyed by the 1890-91 Circular o f the State Normal College at Cheney. W.C. Stone, one of the four faculty mentioned in the Circular, taught courses in the sciences and geogra phy. From this time until the early 1920s geography was an integral part of the teacher preparation curriculum with the number and variety of courses steadily increasing over time. Methods courses in the teaching of geography were required for teaching certification at all 111 levels and a major section of the entrance examination for the school itself was devoted to geography. Courses with interesting titles such as "descriptive and physical geography," "geography, mathematical and physical," and "geography review" were taught by a faculty of one or two, and most often by historians or physical science teachers. One of those historians was Ceylon http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

Charles booth Emeritus Professor DALE F. STRADLING Professor Department of Geography and Anthropology Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA 99004 G e o g r a p h y HAS b e e n a PROPER school subject at Eastern prob ably since the establishment of the founding institution, the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy in 1882. Early evidence of the teaching of geography at Eastern is conveyed by the 1890-91 Circular o f the State Normal College at Cheney. W.C. Stone, one of the four faculty mentioned in the Circular, taught courses in the sciences and geogra phy. From this time until the early 1920s geography was an integral part of the teacher preparation curriculum with the number and variety of courses steadily increasing over time. Methods courses in the teaching of geography were required for teaching certification at all 111 levels and a major section of the entrance examination for the school itself was devoted to geography. Courses with interesting titles such as "descriptive and physical geography," "geography, mathematical and physical," and "geography review" were taught by a faculty of one or two, and most often by historians or physical science teachers. One of those historians was Ceylon

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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 1, 1992

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