This chapter describes that the study of environment should begin with topics with which the children are most familiar, about which they already know something, and can most readily gain first-hand experience and information. English is very adequately covered by the reading and writing entailed in finding and presenting facts, writing letters for information and descriptions of household articles and manufacturing processes. Any course of environmental studies should involve knowledge of the work carried on within the community. Knowledge of their environment should also include the location of public buildings such as offices dealing with supplies of electricity, gas and water, the local government departments dealing with such matters as health, education, housing, welfare, refuse collection, rating, licensing, etc. Children should be given experience in environments differing from their own, and this means that town children should be given chances to know the problems and opportunities of life in the country and vice versa.