National Geographic : 1919 Jun
Photograph from Leonard A. Williams THE JOY OP THE SEPARATE PICTURE (SEE PAGE 503) Louise and Mabel, Tom, Dick, and Harry forget the lure of marbles, tag, or teasing while studying these. At the words, "Pictures down," straight backs and shining eyes will attest in tense desire in each eager brain to tell the wonders of a particular illustration. How different the expression when all the pupils are reading the same paragraph and every one knows what is going to be said! interests is seen in their wide-spread use in teaching English to our foreign-born soldiers during the war. The magazines were cut up and the pictures mounted on charts with appropriate sentences for conversation.* Again, schools and libraries everywhere have been mounting the pictures on sepa rate sheets for teaching, not only geog raphy, but history and literature as well. However, the teachers do not want to cut up their magazines; they have no time to mount the pictures, and they want text written especially for their needs and classes. A CALL WHICH MEANS WIDENING SERVICE And so it has come about that, because of the great work the National Geo graphic Society has performed in bring ing pictures into the school-room and in revivifying the teaching of geography, an * See "Bringing the World to Our Foreign Language Soldiers," by Christina Krysto, in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE (August, 1918). insistent call has been sounded for a greater responsibility and an ever-widen ing service. For some time there has been a coun try-wide demand for NATIONAL GEO GRAPHIC pictures on separate sheets for easier handling in the school-room, and the Society, ever glad to cooperate to the fullest extent in making geography fasci nating and intelligible to every one, has spared neither time nor effort to arrange these pictures in the best possible form for the schools. The wealth of its pictures simplifies the problem of selection and adaptation. There is literally a picture for every phase of geography teaching, for every topic, even for every word. In accordance with the invariable cus tom of the Society to avoid in the Maga zine highly technical phraseology, but al ways to give the richest of geographic material with scientific accuracy, and yet in such form as to be enjoyed by every one, so these pictures are arranged for the children and the schools.