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Charlotte Mason on the Teaching of Geography

Excerpted from Charlotte Mason’s 6-Volume Series
Home Education (Vol 1)
Part V. Lessons As Instruments Of Education –  XVII. Geography


Geography is, to my mind, a subject of high educational value; though not because it affords the means of scientific training. Geography does present its problems, and these of the most interesting, and does afford materials for classification; but it is physical geography only which falls within the definition of a science, and even that is rather a compendium of the results of several sciences than a science itself. But the peculiar value of geography lies in its fitness to nourish the mind with ideas, and to furnish the imagination with pictures. Herein lies the educational value of geography. Continue reading