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Geography in the Horace Mann Schools: The Secondary Course in Physical Geography


by Richard Elwood Dodge & Miss C. B. Kirchwey 1901

THE SECONDARY COURSE IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY Time, two periods of thirty-five minutes each; one period of eighty minutes. The field to be covered in a course of physical geography in a secondary school is well blocked out by the better text books on the one hand, and the entrance examinations for certain universities on the other. The Earth as a Whole, the Atmosphere, the Land, and the Water, are the four divisions accepted for the work, as was clearly outlined by the Sub-Committee of the Committee on College Entrance Requirements of the National Educational Association.i Opinions differ, however, as to the order of treatment, as to the plan of treatment, i.e., amount of laboratory and field work, etc., as to the amount of time to be given to each topic, and concerning the year of the secondary school in which the work should be given. In the Horace Mann School the course is outlined to satisfy the requirements for entrance to Columbia College, and hence must be given in the later years of the course.ii The course is given in two single thirty-five minute periods, and one double period of eighty minutes weekly. More than half of the time is devoted to laboratory and field work, and there is a certain amount of library work besides the study of the text. Davis's Physical Geography is used as a source of reference, but the text is used after the class presentation of the subject rather than before it.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 2 Number 2, 1901, p. 134-164
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9705, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 9:21:34 PM

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