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ERIC Number: ED543003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1912
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Peace Day (May 18): Suggestions and Material for Its Observance in the Schools. Bulletin, 1912, No. 8. Whole Number 476
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Among the many movements of modern times for the advancement of civilization and the relief of humanity from unnecessary burdens of expenditure and of paralyzing fear, none is more significant than that for arbitration and world-wide peace. This movement has been made possible by the education of the masses of the people in all the more progressive countries of the world, and will succeed finally only as education becomes more universal. Like all great constructive movements for the uplift and freedom of the people, it must depend on the intelligence and understanding of the people themselves. To any such end no agency is more effective than that which works through the schools, in which the citizens of the future are gathered during their formative years. One of the most effective ways of fixing the attention of children and making lasting impressions on their mind is through well arranged and attractive programs for days set apart for special purposes. For these days children and teachers make unusual preparation. Facts and principles are committed to memory, never to be forgotten, and are emotionalized and vitalized by poetic sentiment, music, and song. The whole is emphasized probably by one or more addresses made by prominent citizens of the community. Such a program was prepared by Mrs. Fannie Fern Andrews, secretary of the International School Peace League, organized and maintained for the purpose of fostering the propaganda of peace through the schools. In 1906, the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Elmer Ellsworth Brown, recommended that the 18th day of May, the anniversary of the assembling of the first Peace Conference at The Hague, should be observed as Peace Day in the schools. If observed at all, it should be in an intelligent and fitting way. For this teachers need help. To offer such help is a proper function of the Bureau of Education. It is therefore recommended that this program be published as a bulletin of the Bureau of Education and it is suggested that all or portions of it be reprinted by State departments of education in sufficient quantities to supply all the teachers in the several States. A bibliography is included. [Compiled by Fannie Fern Andrews, Secretary of the American School Peace League. Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)