- 新地理 (ISSN:05598362)
- vol.49, no.2, pp.18-30, 2001-09-25 (Released:2010-04-30)
In Japan, many studies have been conducted on Social Studies Education in U. S., but little is known about the studies on Geography Education in U. S. The year 1783 marked the end of the American Revolution, the citizens of the United States would need to be educated in the values necessary for national cohesion. Davidson, R. published a geography book in 1784. Davidson's Geography Epitomized was “world tour” in rhyme. Brown identified Morse, J as the “father of American geography”. Morse's Geography made easy presented the geography of the United States. According to Morse, the geography of Europe and of Asia was well-known by Americans, while they were ignorant of accurate accounts of their own new republic. Jefferson's geography of Virginia added to the intellectual respectability of geography in U. S.