The Cornell Countryman Volume 8-9

The Cornell Countryman Volume 8-9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...far as possible, of real rural organizations, coming out of the grange, the church, the school, and other agencies already established. Some of the re-creational agencies that are already effective are the grange picnics, school picnics and field days, family reunions, harvest home festivals, old home weeks, old settlers' days, celebrations of anniversaries, and fairs (particularly the local fairs). Tm; PLAYGROUND It is as impossible to develop good re-creational features in the open country without an establishment. for the purpose, as to develop a good school without a schoolhouse and a teacher, or a good religious movement without a church building and a pastor. Every community should have a permanent place set aside for recreational enterprises. This should have the greatest connection with the out-of-doors. It should be primarily a grove; and I suggest that if there is no grove in a community that is adaptable to such purposes an area be planted definitely with this end in view. This grove should be provided with seats, picnic tables, and a speaking stand. Somewhere in connection with it there should be a building, preferably one that would serve as a community hall. There should also be a regular playground, to be as consciously set aside for play and for games as a town-hall is set aside for public business or as a fair-ground is set aside for fairs. Perhaps the local fair-ground could be incorporated into the re-creational scheme. V'e must distinguish between games and play; and also between athletics and play. We should, of course, develop many good games; but we specially need to have kinds of play in which all the young people may engage. Games are likely to be organized for the few rather than for the many; and athletics...
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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965604
  • 9781236965608