Country Life And The Country School; A Study Of The Agencies Of Rural Progress And Of The Social…

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byMabel Carney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ... proved successful. A basket dinner was served, and two addresses were delivered. The first speaker was a United Presbyterian minister and the second was the county superintendent. Another affair of importance was the country school exhibit held in November. Miss Mary invited the cooperation of two other teachers in preparing this exhibition. A speaker from the Western Illinois State Normal School was engaged to address the audience. After this came the Christmas and spring entertainments and following them one of the most important occasions of the entire term, the field day contests between Miss Mary's and an adjoining district school. The program indoors consisted of contests in singing, speaking, reading, and story-telling, while the field sports were contests in running, jumping, pole vaulting, discus throwing, and bicycle riding. There were other social events during the term which, though of minor importance, had each a place in Miss Mary's plan for community building. Something must now be said in regard to the educational progress during Miss Mary's brief stay. On one occasion a number of the older students with their teacher drove a distance of six miles to attend an evening session of the farmers' institute in a nearby town. Another time they visited the county superintendent's office and examined specimens of school work from the various schools of the county. A third excursion was that to the Western Illinois State Normal School. School was closed for a day while Miss Mary and seven of her pupils visited the normal school. To the children this educational excursion meant a revelation of wonders. The great school, with its splendid equipment and beautiful classrooms, will not soon fade from their memory. Miss Mary introduced manual training into...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ... proved successful. A basket dinner was served, and two addresses were delivered. The first speaker was a United Presbyterian mi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217194257

ISBN - 13:9780217194259

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