A Course of Study for the Elementary Schools of Pennsylvania

A Course of Study for the Elementary Schools of Pennsylvania

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... plant flowers and vegetables in their home gardens or yards. Excursions under the direct supervision of the teacher either in or out of school hours, may be made most profitable, if the teacher has carefully planned the work to be done in advance. The objects of observation, the important questions to be asked, and the material to be correlated, should be thoroughly understood. Geography is a form of nature study and its introduction should be accomplished in accordance with the above principles. While it is impossible to teach the subject without a text-book, yet the text must be supplemented very largely with books of travel and description, magazine and newspaper articles, pictures, and cabinet collections. Teachers should form the habit of preserving and classifying such helpful material as may be found in current literature. Probably no other study has so many vague notions to contend with as has geography. The popular idea is that geography treats of the distant and the unknown; and maps and lines often form the actual concepts of countries and rivers. But real geography is so concrete that at least half of all its notions may be found in types in every Pennsylvania community, and a study of geography with the schoolhouse as the center pf interest will be reasonable and logical. The geography of the school district, of the county, of the State, of the eastern part of the United States, of the nation, of North America, of Europe and of the world seems to be the order of interest and of relative importance. BOOKS FOR TEACHERS. Nature Study: Hodge Nature Study and Life. Bailey, The Nature Study Idea. Jackman, Nature Study. Cragin Our Insect Friends and Foes. Frye Brooks and Brook Basins. Jane Andrews, Stories Mother Nature Told her Children....show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618939
  • 9781236618931