Philippine Geography Primer is intended for use in the third grade. It includes as much material as the average class may be expected to cover. After deducting holidays and time spent in reviews, examinations, and exercises in modeling and map drawing, sufficient time will remain for one hundred and fifty lessons, each including about one hundred and sixty words of the text; this will complete the book within the year. In plan, the book adheres to the principle that the study of geography should begin with facts observable at home, and relating to the physical features and changes of the surface of the earth. To this subject, Part I, about one tenth of the work is devoted. The main facts about the earth as a whole are then presented, as an indispensable requisite for the study of the political and commercial geography of even so restricted an area as the Philippines. Thus, near the beginning of their study, the pupils learn in a general way the place of their country in relation to the great world, its zones, races, and the broad activities of its peoples. This subject, Part II, occupies about one eighth of the Primer. A somewhat detailed study of the Philippines constitutes Part III, covering about one third of the book. The chiefends sought are: first, to convey an idea of the volume and value of the natural resources of the Philippines, and the inadequate development of these resources, as well as of the peoples of the country; secondly, to point out how and why such growth as exists has been secured. The reasons for the locations and prosperity of the larger towns, and for the superiority in products. of one section over the others, are indicated.
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. <