Children's Gardens for Pleasure, Health and Education (Google eBook)

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Sturgis & Walton, 1910 - Children's gardens - 226 pages
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Page 121 - In lees of wine well pickled and preserved; A garden salad was the third supply, Of endive, radishes, and succory; Then curds and cream, the flower of country fare, And new-laid eggs, which Baucis' busy care Turned by a gentle fire, and roasted rare.
Page 203 - The systematic method of spading, which has been in practice for several years, has made it possible for the children to do more and more thorough work in preparing the ground.
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Page 77 - The square of the hypotenuse of a right angle triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
Page 174 - ... resembles a statue, and he who chatters, without understanding what he says, resembles a parrot. But we wish to train up men, and to do so as quickly as possible, and this end can only be attained when instruction in language goes hand in hand with instruction in facts. 45. From this it follows that we ought to exclude from our schools all books that merely teach words and do not at the same time lead to a knowledge of useful objects.
Page 196 - Cattle. 154. Home Fruit Garden: Preparation and Care. 155. How Insects Affect Health in Rural Districts. 156. The Home Vineyard. 157. The Propagation of Plants. 158. How to Bulld Small Irrigation Ditches.
Page 13 - Children should be taugbt that the u-ealth of the warld is produced by the moving of things. . . , Man cannot grow the crops, but he can move things about so that Nature will grow them. . . . Each bit of movement and labor is connected with a past and future effort, and the child can be guided to study, plan and experiment to get large returns from low cost in energy, and IBy Hepry o.
Page 1 - To be poor in a wealthy country, to be sick in a good climate, to be inefficient among a progressive people, is a sign of unwise educational methods . . . They were not taught to battle with the world or meet life's emergencies."—Thoreau.
Page 124 - ... from the direct sunlight will suffice. In very dry weather, water should be applied to the nursery bed or box either early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when the sun is not very hot. Seedlings are generally transplanted in the autumn or spring after a heavy rain or when the soil is quite moist to a considerable depth.
Page 174 - ... Finally, it will be of immense use, if the amusements that are provided to relax the strain on the minds of the scholars be of such a kind as to lay stress on the more serious side of life, in order that a definite impression may be made on them even in their hours of recreation. For instance, they may be given tools, and allowed to imitate the different handicrafts, by playing at farming, at politics, at being soldiers or architects, etc.

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