ERIC Number: ED541730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1915
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational Museum of the St. Louis Public Schools. Bulletin, 1914, No. 48. Whole Number 622
Rathmann, Carl G.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In St. Louis, Missouri, the teachers are given excellent opportunities to put their pupils in touch with the world around them. Entering a school-room during a geography lesson, the visitor may find that the children, after a thorough study of the relief map, are transported into the country which is the subject of their lesson. They have before them the typical representatives of the animal world, the minerals, the soil and the industrial products, which they observe, study, and discuss; or they view through the stereoscope on the screen the surface features, the natural advantages, the scenery, the large cities and their institutions, the people, their occupations, their homes, and their manner of life. Surrounded by carefully selected objects characteristic of the country, viewing all that is interesting in it through lifelike pictorial illustrations, living as it were, in the country while studying it, the children receive vivid and permanent impressions of what is taught. The use of such illustrative material satisfies the child's desire for the concrete; it lends life and reality to the work and makes the geography lessons interesting and enjoyable. The objects and pictures for the illustration of the work in geography, as well as for the lessons in nature study, history, reading, and art, are furnished by the Educational Museum of the St. Louis Public Schools. This bulletin describing this museum covers the following topics: (1) A traveling museum; (2) A museum on wheels; (3) What the museum contains; (4) A few typical groups and collections; (5) How the material is used; (6) The teacher's library; (7) The museum in its new home; (8) Study exhibits; (9) Care of the material; (10) Number of collections; (11) Annual increase in orders; (12) Extent to which different groups of materials are used; (13) The working staff of the museum; (14) Visitors; (15) How can a school museum be established; and (16) Opinions of men and women in the St. Louis schools. (Contains 34 figures and 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Public Schools, Museums, Geography, Geography Instruction, Maps, Exhibits, Animals, Foreign Countries, Food, Clothing, Housing, Cultural Education, Photography, Study Centers
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Missouri