Nature Study Lessons For Primary Grades

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byLida Brown Mcmurry

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... X THE AUSTRIAN PINE (A Winter Study) Did the Christmas tree surprise you on Christmas eve? What did it bring you that you did not expect? When the presents were all off and the decorations removed, had it any more surprises for you? You did not care for the bare tree, then. This bare tree which is sometimes used as a Christmas tree has greater surprises for you than the presents gave. It is full of secrets which few people find out. Would you like to find some of them out, all by yourselves? But we must become better acquainted with the tree before we expect it to tell us any secrets, and we will visit one that has not been cut down. What kind of tree was the Christmas tree? Why was an evergreen chosen? What was its name? Do you think all evergreen trees are alike? The children find out by examining the foliage of different evergreen trees that they differ greatly. Other differences will be discovered later. We will visit the tree with the long, stiff needles. I will introduce you to it. Austrian Pine, these are my little boys and girls who wish to visit you often. On this first day the children learn to distinguish the Austrian pine from other evergreen trees by its general appearance. They know it by the shade of green of its dress; by its straight, pointed trunk; by its arms or branches, which extend out nearly straight from the trunk, then curve upward; by several branches starting out from the same circle and reaching out in different directions; by gradual shortening of the branches from below upward. After learning to recognize the tree readily, the children make drawings, showing its general shape. This is the picture of the naked tree as it looked after it had lost its leaves in the story of "The Unhappy Pine Tree."1 Is it pretty? What gives beau...

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... X THE AUSTRIAN PINE (A Winter Study) Did the Christmas tree surprise you on Christmas eve? What did it bring you that you did ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217024726

ISBN - 13:9780217024723

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