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ERIC Number: ED039215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 2
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Teaching Cheaper by the Dozen.
Jacoby, Susan; Lavigne, Richard
Teachers Guide to Media and Methods, v3 n2 p18 44 Oct 1966
Many teen-agers readily identify with the family portrayed in "Cheaper by the Dozen" and, consequently, the novel is good supplementary reading for a unit on "The Family." A main objective of one class study of the novel was an analysis of Mr. Gilbreth's personality and his philosophy of life. Students noted his character traits and views in a notebook and compared them with ideal traits, their own views, and those of their parents. In a final activity designed to bridge the gap between the 1920's and the 1960's, they were asked to decide what they felt Mr. Gilbreth's reactions would be to works of art, photographs, popular and classical music, books, movies, clothing, food, and plays. The excitement, reasoning, and discussion generated among the seventh-graders indicated that the activity was successful and that Mr. Gilbreth was a character who lived for them. (LH)
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