DURING recent years
there has been a very happy tendency to change the nature of
geographical teaching from a monotonous memorising of the names of
natural features to a subject of living interest.
In the endeavour to
effect this change there has been a serious omission in our failure to
appeal to natural interests of children by making the human element a
central feature of geographical work. A study of the picturesque lives
of native races of the British Empire is an absolute essential if the
teacher wishes to impart the appropriate colour and setting to a
subsequent course of economic, regional, and political geography.
The sharp contrast
between European beliefs and customs and those of primitive people is in
itself an incentive to study and interest. In addition to this, a
sympathetic understanding of the many native races who are controlled by
English statesmanship is necessary for the material and moral progress
of dominions in the British Empire.
W. D. HAMBLY.
CHAPTER 1 - The Country and its People
CHAPTER II - Some Occupations of Indian Tribes
CHAPTER III - Social Life among Indian Tribes
CHAPTER IV - The Social Life of the Eskimo
CHAPTER V - The Eskimo as a Hunter
CHAPTER VI - Tales told by the Eskimo
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