Charlotte Maria Shaw Mason (1842 - 1923) was a renowned British educator who proposed to base the education of children upon a wide and liberal curriculum.
Her book Elementary Geography gently explains geographical terminology in an unassuming, conversational style, from the planets of the solar system to the continents, the changing seasons, latitude and longitude, map-making, and topographical features such as mountains and valleys, rivers and straits.
The book includes more than a dozen poetry selections chosen by the author to complement the chapter topics.
What members say
Good basic ideas and history but dated
Very dated analysis and language. Lots of generalizations but no fundamental analysis of the underlying causes.