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ERIC Number: ED013995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
Pages: 29
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Reference Count: 0
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SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM. PUBLICATION 102, GEOGRAPHY.
GRECO, PETER
THIS PAPER DESCRIBES GEOGRAPHY AS A COMPLEMENT TO HISTORY AND VICE VERSA. TOGETHER THEY SERVE TO INTERRELATE ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE WHETHER PHYSICAL, BIOTIC, OR SOCIETAL. HISTORY ATTEMPTS TO ASSOCIATE DIVERSE PHENOMENA IN AND THROUGH TIME. GEOGRAPHY, AS A CHOROLOGICAL SCIENCE, ATTEMPTS TO ASSOCIATE DIVERSE SPATIAL AND AREAL PHENOMENA, AND STRIVES FOR AN ARCHITECTURE OF DESCRIPTION IN SEGMENTS OF SPACE OR AREA. IT IS A SYNTHETIC AREAL SCIENCE WHICH USES THE ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ALL THE SYSTEMATIC SCIENCES. THE GEOGRAPHER'S COURSE OF INQUIRY IS TOPICAL OR REGIONAL DEPENDING ON HIS EMPHASIS, AND HIS CONCLUSIONS ARE DETERMINED BY THE SCOPE OR SCALE OF HIS INVESTIGATION. HIS METHOD OF GATHERING GEOGRAPHIC FACTS MAY INVOLVE THE TOOLS OF MAPPING, PHOTOINTERPRETATION, STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES, AND EXPOSITORY REPORTS. GATHERED FACTS WHEN APPLIED TO CERTAIN SCALES (TABULAR OR GRAPHICAL PORTRAYALS) CONSTITUTE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. THESE DISTRIBUTIONS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH AREAS OF EARTH SPACE HAVING "RELATIVE HOMOGENEITY." COMPARABLE DISTRIBUTIONS ARE SET UP ON THE BASIS OF EITHER AREAL ASSOCIATION OR SPATIAL INTERACTION, DEPENDING ON WHETHER THE HOMOGENEITY OR DISTINCTIVENESS OF REGIONS IS BASED ON (1) THE AREAL ASSOCIATION OF ACCORDANT GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES OR (2) THE SPATIAL INTERACTION OF PATTERNS OF CIRCULATION (TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS). THIS PAPER WAS WRITTEN AS PART OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM, A CURRICULUM PROJECT SET UP TO OUTLINE THE CONCEPTS, STRUCTURE, AND METHODS OF SEVERAL OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES FOR USE OF TEACHERS AND CURRICULUM WORKERS AT ALL GRADE LEVELS. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.
Identifiers: SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM