Michigan State Farmers' Institutes Volume 5

Michigan State Farmers' Institutes Volume 5

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...them how to live more in accordance with the laws of health. We need a better digestion, more perfect assimilation of food. Strength' of thought and will power are dependent on muscular development. Then educate brain, hand and eye. The alleviation of poverty is found in better industrial conditions. a larger knowledge of household economics. Statistics show that 85 per cent of the wages of the very poor are spent in food, to be wasted in preparing and so spoiled in cooking that nutrition is lost, and the craving appetite unsatisfied is unsuccessfully drowned in drink. The good cook is a factor in reform, an ally to temperance. HOUSEHOLD ART IN SCHOOLS. We may not be able to cure or reform the men and women of today. but we can work for those of tomorrow, by establishing a course of study in our schools in which household arts shall form a part. Supt. Ella F. Young, of Chicago, says that children trained in making useful things in school make better house and home keepers. Let us work for the teach. 'mg of household arts in our schools, that the seventh and eighth grade pupils may learn useful lessons. So many leave school ere they finish the high school or reach the M. A. C. to learn domestic science where it is so well taught. It is as essential to the nation's success that our girls should be instructed in house and home keeping as that they should learn the three r's. "Knowledge is power," is as true of home life as any other life. Service in the home is divine. Woman's work is dear to God and can not be spared. Hearts, too, must be educated with brain, hand and eye, for "So intimate is the alliance of mind and heart that talent sinks uniformly with character.." Then as women let...
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993128
  • 9781236993120