ERIC Number: ED543042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1912
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Language through Agriculture and Domestic Science. Bulletin, 1912, No. 18. Whole Number 490
Leiper, M. A.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
One of the most difficult problems of modern school practice is how to prevent overcrowding the curriculum, breaking up the school day into small fragments of time devoted to disconnected tasks, and dissipating the energies of the children to such an extent that the process of education is hindered rather than helped by the attempts to enrich and modernize the courses of study. The solution of the problem lies in a closer correlation of subjects and especially of formal subjects with content subjects, and it is fortunate that when the correlation is well made both subjects can be better taught and in less time than either alone. This is especially true of language, the most effective learning of which comes, in the elementary grades, as a by-product of the right study of content subjects. How to teach language through the study of agriculture and domestic science is the theme of the accompanying manuscript by Prof. M. A. Leiper, of the Western Kentucky State Normal School. This bulletin is intended as a practical aid to rural teachers along a definite line which is clearly described in the text. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Rural Schools, Home Economics, Language Arts, English Instruction, Grammar, Interdisciplinary Approach, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Communication Skills, Oral Language, Poetry, Letters (Correspondence), Persuasive Discourse, Diaries, School Libraries, Childrens Literature
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)