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ERIC Number: ED540533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1925
Pages: 104
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
Cycles of Garden Life and Plant Life: A Series of Projects in Nature Study for Elementary Schools. Bulletin, 1925, No. 15
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Education developed this course of study, published as a bulletin, reflecting increased interest of the movement for out-door education and in response to a request to the Bureau from the General Federation of Women's Clubs. It will be of value in promoting a type of study much needed in schools, and it will offer to the primary and intermediate teacher a suggestive series of projects on nature study which can be easily adapted to the daily programs in schools in different localities in the United States. This course is a detailed plan of work covering the child's ordinary range of experience and environment, including cycles of garden life and plant life. It is designed for all grades and is divided into two separate units of lower and upper grade work, the teachers in each grade to select the material best adapted to their courses of study and their daily programs. Correlation of nature study with the other subject matter in use in the schools is the principle worked out in this plan of work based on the child's environment. All the activities of the school are included in it, and suggestions for the use of nature study as an integral part of the other lessons are given in the daily program. Lessons in reading, language, and arithmetic are suggested; appropriate songs and stories are indicated; and bases for the arts and crafts and language modes are given. This bulletin contains a series of projects in nature study, which are planned with special reference to the appropriate seasons of the year and to the needs and conditions of the grade teachers in the schools. These lessons are so arranged that they may be adapted to the teacher's use without necessitating an undue amount of research and study. Subjects are listed, references are given, and outlines provided for each subject. In addition to this a suggestive lesson which has been worked out in a schoolroom is presented with each subject to further aid the teacher in adapting the work for her use. Suggestions for handwork, for field trips, and for simple experiments in the schoolroom will clear away the difficulties of many teachers who are trying to work out a project in nature study. (Contains 4 footnotes and 6 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)