National Geographic : 1932 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by H. L. Standley WHEN THE ROCKIES WERE BUILT, THESE "SCRAPS" WERE LEFT The Garden of the Gods, a jumbled disarray of huge red sandstone crags, photographed from an unusual vantage point. Many visitors scale the pinnacles, and more than once it has been necessary for the Colorado Springs fire department to "rescue" incautious amateurs. abreast of all worthwhile developments, and even its school architecture. The "Denver Plan" for teachers' salaries has been adopted by many municipalities. It sweeps away the idea that a teacher in higher school grades should receive more salary than a teacher of elementary classes, and puts remuneration on a basis of train ing and experience, whatever the grade taught. There are also definite increases for each year of service until a certain period has elapsed. It is for the continual modernizing of its courses of study, however-the unflagging search for better material and more effec tive ways of teaching-that the Denver school system is probably best known around the world. Large committees of classroom teachers, who daily face all an gles of practical teaching problems, make the studies and bring experts from leading institutions of learning to advise with them. From time to time the results of these studies are published, primarily for use as teaching outlines in the Denver schools; but so great is the demand for these up-to the-minute textbooks that the school offi cials have had a sizable publishing business thrust upon them. Prices have been put upon the booklets and mail orders are re ceived from every State in the Union and from almost every country in the world.