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Estudos Históricos (Rio de Janeiro)
versión impresa ISSN 0103-2186
COSTA, Patrícia Coelho. Presenting Brazil to Brazilians, enabling them to come closer to their nation: materiality in Delgado de Carvalho's Geography. Estud. hist. (Rio J.) [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.48, pp. 265-283. ISSN 0103-2186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21862011000200002.
This article examines the use of space and school objects for the teaching of Geography, based on Carlos Delgado de Carvalho's perspective. According to this lecturer, who had a French academic background and followed the theories developed by Ratzel, it was a civic mission to present Brazil through Geography. With this purpose in mind, he projected chambers where scientific resources were used to promote a rupture with teaching methods adopted by his contemporaries, which were grounded on verbalism. The study of this architecture and its objects, when carried out from an ethnographic perspective, discloses characteristics of the material culture adopted by schools in the 1930's.
Palabras clave : Geography; space; school objects; Ethnography; material culture at school.