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ERIC Number: ED540760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1924
Pages: 106
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Quest of Youth: A Pageant for Schools. Bulletin, 1924, No. 33
Mackaye, Hazel
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The theme or story of the pageant is Youth's search for a school in which his threefold being--body, mind, and soul--may find release and fulfillment. This fulfillment has been the purpose of education "down through the ages," however unconsciously or gropingly it has moved toward its goal. In the "school of to-day," however, there is no longer any uncertainty as to the purpose of education, even though there are many milestones yet to be passed before a perfected method may be found. To-day the goal is understood, it is no longer obscure; it is the unfoldment of every young soul into a well-rounded, healthy, happy, useful human being. As will be seen, the pageant traces the history of education through elementary schools. In tracing the history of the different schools, those features in each epoch have been chosen which are most significant in relation to the history of education as a whole rather than to their own immediate time. Perhaps one of the most educational things about the pageant is the opportunity it offers for synthesizing all school activities, for the proper giving of the pageant necessitates the study of each country and epoch in all its many aspects of customs and habits, speech, geography, commerce, literature, art, etc. It is hoped, therefore, that the pageant will not be given as an extra curriculum activity but as an integral part of the school program. The fact that there are many adult parts in the pageant offers an opportunity for participation not only by the teachers but by the community as well. This, too, is an asset, for through the pageant the interests of parents and children are knit together in a vital picturesque way. The pageant can not fail to educate the community as well as the school if it is presented as a truly worth-while undertaking, worthy of serious consideration by old and young. This bulletin is presented in two parts. Part I topics include: (1) "The Golden Age"; (2) Early Chinese education; (3) Early Hebrew education; (4) Education in Greece; and (5) Education in Rome; and (6) Early Christian education. Part II covers: (1) Education during the Renaissance; (2) Education in England; (3) The Little Red Schoolhouse; and (4) The School of To-day. In the appendix will be found a statement of each scene and the persons in it, together with general and specific suggestions for action, costumes, cast, stage settings, properties, make-up, lighting, dances, music, and organization. A bibliography is also appended. (Contains 6 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: China; United Kingdom (England)