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by Derwent Whittlesey - 1937

As the reading of history should make a denizen of the ages, so the study of geography is heaven-born to create a citizen of the world. After the basic techniques—the 'three R's'—geography has long stoorl among the first subjects to be taken up in school. This is so natural as to seem inevitable. The Earth has always been to humanity the Great Mother, and geography seeks to comprehend the infinitely varied correlation between peoples and their habitats. The patterns of fields and hills, the courses of ships borne on rivers and straits, the tracings of miners' burrows among veins of ore, the disposition of fat commercial cities in the midst of peaceful plains and hardy villages perched on hilltops for defense—all these and many more designs for living on the Earth are starting-points in the study of geography.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 36, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 38 Number 10, 1937, p. 119-125
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21337, Date Accessed: 10/21/2019 8:59:52 AM

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