ERIC Number: ED541247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1927
Reference Count: 6
Playgrounds of the Nation: A Series of Projects on Outdoor Recreation and the Conservation of Forest Life Developed through a Study of State Parks and Forests for Elementary Schools. Bulletin, 1927, No. 20
Fox, Florence C.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Recreational areas in the form of State parks and forests bear a close relationship to the welfare of the boys and girls of America. This bulletin is in accord with the plan of the bureau to offer, from time to time, to the elementary schools of the country certain subjects of study in the form of new materials of instructions so prepared that they shall stimulate the pupil's interest in the progress of the world about him and shall also be easily adapted to the teacher's daily program. A series of projects are presented which are based upon these subjects of study, in the following chapters: (1) the relation of people, especially of boys and girls, to the use of the parks and forests for rest and recreation; (2) the State park and forest as a sanctuary for the wildlife of the country which are in danger of extermination; (3) the conservation of forests; (4) the subjects of erosion, mountain folding, and earthquakes, which various parks exemplify; (5) subjects in history, of the great mean for whom the parks and forests stand as memorials. From this classification of subject matter the teacher will be prepared to use the State park as a basis of study and, without difficulty, to incorporate it into the daily program. Each chapter gives a background of fact upon which the teacher may build her project, supplemented by reading and study to as great an extent as possible. Also provided are lists of (1) State parks and forests; (2) Pictures; (3) Reading lessons by topic and grade level; and (4) Publications, by States, relating to parks. (Contains 59 illustrations and 9 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Recreation, Parks, Resident Camp Programs, Elementary School Curriculum, Educational History, State Programs, Forestry, Wildlife, Instructional Materials, Educational Resources, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Recreational Activities, Class Activities, Earth Science, United States History, Publications, Visual Aids, Reading Lists, Recreational Facilities, Civics, Animals, Plants (Botany), Summer Programs, Geography, Lesson Plans
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)