Archive for July 2nd, 2007

Primary School Atlas

The above was the atlas I used in my Primary School in the 60s/70s. It was published by Macmillan and Co. Ltd in 1965. Of course during my time, studying of atlas was important. Simple tests were conducted to see if you studied;

Similar test also in English for English School. Here is another old map of Singapore in the 60s;

You may note that the word ” 星” was used instead of ” 新”.

OK, here is another interesting Products of Singapore atlas. There seem to be plenty of Pineapple farms in Singapore then. Note also the Granite quarry in P. Ubin and mainland;

Here was the Population Distribution in Singapore in the 60s – it was densely populated in the South-East location then;

Now in the 21st century, the population distribution has changed as seen in my son’s Primary 4 Atlas book;

Note that the above atlas – the SE location is no longer densely populated!

Also note the new Atlas book used by my son when he was in Primary 4 in 2004;

Of course, the atlas was used in his Social Studies lesson instead of Geography. It was printed by Times Printers Pte Ltd.

Not forgetting one of the best classroom games played in my times was to find the location/country listed by one of the classmates and finding that within a stipulated time on the atlas book. Of course, some of the countries’ names have been changed now.

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