Elementary Geography: Objectives and Curriculum

H. Barrows, E. Parker, Joseph P. Stoltman


In this article H. Barrows and E. Parker present the modern 1925 view of geography as they believe it should be used by elementary school teachers. They then go on to identify the five most important objectives of geography for elementary school children. In summarizing the points made by the authors in 1925, sections have been deleted from the
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At the time this article was written, Harlan Barrows was Professor and Chair of Geography at the University of Chicago and Edith Putnam Parker was Assistant Professor of the Teaching of Geography in the School of Education, University of Geography.
The authors also wrote geography textbooks for school geography that were known for many decades as the Barrows and Parker Series.
This article has been selected and commented by Joseph P. Stoltman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA.

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