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?

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

Found in Geography III, Elizabeth Bishop

Do you collect maps or globes?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.