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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: 
. . .WHAT MAY WE DISCOVER BY WATCHING THE SMOKE?"> WHAT MAY WE DISCOVER BY WATCHING THE SMOKE?

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?

LESSON VI. WHAT THE WINDS BRING.

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

Neat book we read for geography this year. I appreciate that it is very thorough and goes into many topics, such as where food comes from, how people live in different parts of the world, maps and blueprints, directional words and compasses, what resources people use, land features, bodies of wat...more

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 b...more