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CALLAI, Helena Copetti. Learning to read the world: geography in the first years of basic schooling. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2005, vol.25, n.66, pp. 227-247. ISSN 0101-3262.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32622005000200006.

This paper discuss the possibility and the importance of learning geography at elementary school, based on the reading of the world and life and of the space in which one lives. It thus explores the role of geography at elementary school and the need to start a cartographic alphabetization. Considering considers the geographic subjects taught in the early school years as one of the ways to contribute to such child alphabetization, it then discusses the theoretical and methodological requirements of geography related to the teaching-learning process.

Keywords : Geography; Teaching; Learning; Elementary School and Space.

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