The Nature-Study Review; Devoted to All Phases of Nature-Study in Elementary Schools Volume 8

The Nature-Study Review; Devoted to All Phases of Nature-Study in Elementary Schools Volume 8

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...they help to build the body, develop the mind and enrich the spiritual life of man--who learns to be their master instead of their slave. Some of the most effective gardening work I ever knew was that done in a rural school district eight miles in the country, where the' long, hot summer vacation had its usual effect on vegetation in a southern Nebraska school district. Here the teacher and pupils hauled stones from the creek, using the teacher's buggy, and made a few borders for little flower beds, where some flowers were planted in spring time and, thru mulching, grew during the summer and bloomed in September, after school opened. The same kind of work planted some vines which ran up over the old coal house and screened the outbuildings all summer, and during the winter, too, in some cases. But the home gardening was what counted. Boys grew patches of pure bred corn, potatoes and other field crops, and girls had delightful home gardens of flowers and vegetables that were a source of profit to the owners and pleasure to the home and community. Germination boxes and germination beds at school told the story of how some of the flowers and vegetable seeds, and weed seeds looked when they first appear, thus enabling pupils to know which plants to pull out and which to protect in their gardens at home. Stories on how plants grow and how to care for them made strong English writers--and speakers. This kind of gardening is always a success, and it can be done by any live teacher in any school. It is the reaction of the school garden that tells the story of its success or failure. Let us then plant the school garden with an eye open to the reaction in the home and the community as well as the reaction in the school. The growing of those things which...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660105X
  • 9781236601056