Geography of the World

Grade: Third

Duration: 36 weeks

Geography may be divided into the geography of the home and the geography of the world at large. A knowledge of the home must be obtained by direct observation; of the rest of the world, through the imagination assisted by information. Ideas acquired by direct observation form a basis for imagining those things which are distant and unknown. Students delve into topics such as the water cycle, landforms, and the earth's place in the solar system. In addition, children study the geography, people, and culture of the Far East as they visit historical Japan and China of yesteryear with 'The Boy Travelers.'