Geography and Mental Images: An Experimental Study

George H. Betts
1903 The Elementary School Teacher  
No ONE thinks nowadays of teaching geography by the old catechetical method in use fifteen years ago. What was formerly a valley of dry bones through which the child wandered drearily, picking up a dead definition here and there, has blossomed into a broad and beautiful field which teems with things full of interest to the learner. Instead of beginning with the abstract definitions belonging to logic, we now begin with the concretest thing possible to the child-his already accumulated
more » ... cumulated experience'on the one side, and on the other its counterpart, the environment out of which his experience has grown. No longer 506 This content downloaded from 080.082.
doi:10.1086/453240 fatcat:hxkwc7qcxzawlb5bnaga2csl5u