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Home Geography for Primary Grades

C. C. Long

Book Overview: 

Lessons and exercises for young children, exploring map and compass, mountains and rivers, trees and flowers, wind and rain, and more.

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Book Excerpt: 

In what direction does your shadow extend from yourself when it is shortest?

What time of day is noon? How can we tell when it is noon? When is the sun highest in the sky?

What may we discover by watching the direction of the smoke from the chimneys? What does a vane on a steeple tell us? What is a north wind? A south wind? An east wind? A west wind?

What kind of weather may be expected from a north wind? From a south wind? From an east wind? From a west wind?


Comes the north wind, snowflakes bringing:
  Robes the fields in purest white,
Paints grand houses, trees, and mountains
  On our window-panes at night.

Hills and vales the east wind visits,
  Brings them chilly, driving rain;
Shivering cattle h. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I picked this book up on a whim and decided to make it our geography text for the spring. It covers a great deal that is forgotten in contemporary geography courses--how to tell direction from the sun and stars, the basic geological formations, where different sorts of plants grow, things found in t

Read aloud for Yr1 student. Info was great up to about Ch 26 (general geography, directions, climate, landforms, etc) but the final chapters are dated & not as helpful.

This book is an old geography book popularized by the Ambleside Online booklist. (I'm a partner in Blue Sky Daisies, which publishes this reprint--we think it's a very nice paperback. Be sure to look for the Blue Sky Daisies edition.) I love reading this (and its companion, Elementary Geography by C