Geography

Lesson VI

What is Geography?
A description of the earth’s surface.
What is the Earth?
The planet or body on which we live.
What is the shape of the Earth?
Round like a ball.
Of what is the Earth’s surface composed?
Land and water.

A Map of A World. Photo by Bruce Barone.

What is a map?
A picture of the whole, or part, of the Earth’s surface.
What are the directions on a Map?
Toward the top, North; toward the bottom, South;
to the right East; to the left, West.
In what direction from the center of the picture is the Island?
North.

From “First Lessons in Geography,”
Monteith’s Geographical Series,
A.S. Barnes & Co., 1884

Found in Geography III, Elizabeth Bishop

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