ERIC Number: ED541548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Reference Count: 0
Major Projects in Elementary Schools. Bulletin, 1921, No. 36
Fox, Florence C.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
How shall a project be organized so that the subjects in the school program shall properly function and shall contribute to the effective working out of the central idea around which the project must concentrate? How shall an untrained teacher be able to formulate her subject matter in terms of projects unless she understands the function of each subject? An attempt is made in the first chapter of this bulletin to outline the proper function of each subject "according to its relative and absolute educative value" and to indicate what the child's natural reaction to this material becomes in his educative process when it is organized In terms of projects. The second chapter, "A series of projects in civics, history, and literature: Reorganization of work in a mill village school into a series of projects," deals specifically with a series of projects which have been worked out in several elementary schools according to the fundamental principles laid down in Chapter I. (Contains 4 plates and 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Activities, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Agricultural Education, Civics, History Instruction, Literature, Student Projects, Science Instruction, Geography Instruction, Attention, Music, Art Activities, Writing (Composition), Cooking Instruction, Educational Change, Drama
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)