The Teaching of Hygiene in the Grades

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Houghton Mifflin, 1918 - Health education - 176 pages
 

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Page 16 - All Regents' examinations in physiology and hygiene shall include a due proportion of questions on the nature of alcoholic drinks and other narcotics, and their effects on the human system. 691 Enforcement of last section. 1 In all normal schools, teachers...
Page 134 - It has disturbed the biological balance and has become a destructive force among native birds and mammals. It is a member of one of the most bloodthirsty and carnivorous families of the mammalia, and makes terrific inroads on weaker creatures. It is particularly destructive to certain insect-eating forms of life, such as birds, moles, shrews, toads, etc. Every year the cats of New England undoubtedly destroy millions of birds and other useful creatures, therefore indirectly aiding the increase of...
Page 162 - ... the girls 44.2 per cent had two or more defective teeth. The extent to which dental correction had been practiced among children was slight up to the eighth year. The percentage of dental work increases from this year on, but in greater relative proportion among the girls. Eighteen and three-tenths per cent of the boys and 10.5 per cent of the girls never used a toothbrush, 57.8 per cent of the boys and 48.6 per cent of the girls used it occasionally, and its daily use was noted in but 13.9 per...
Page 153 - TEN SANITARY COMMANDMENTS FOR RURAL SCHOOLS In every school which may be considered passably sanitary the following conditions shall obtain: 1. Heating by at least a properly jacketed stove. (No unjacketed stove to be allowed.) Ventilation by direct outdoor air inlets and by adequate and direct foul air outlets.
Page 38 - BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF MY SOUL Therefore: I will keep my body clean within and without; I will breathe pure air and I will live in the sunlight...
Page 154 - Ventilation by direct outdoor air inlets and by adequate and direct foul air outlets. 2 Lighting from left side of room (or from left and rear) through window space at least one-fifth of floor space in area. 3 Cleanliness of school as good as in the home of a careful housekeeper. 4 Furniture sanitary in kind, and easily and frequently cleaned. Seats and desks adjustable and hygienic in type. 5 Drinking water from a pure source provided by a sanitary drinking fountain. 6 Facilities for washing hands,...
Page 59 - Do you always have your bedroom window open at night?' 8. Have you been to a dentist within a year? 9. Do you have toothache often? 10. Do you own a toothbrush? 11. Do you use your toothbrush every day? 12. Do you...
Page 60 - ... have toothache often? . 10. Do you own a toothbrush? 11. Do you use your toothbrush every day? 12. Do you have a toothbrush of your own? 13. Do you have much trouble with headache? 14. Can you read writing on the blackboard from your seat? 15. Does the print in your books run together or look dim or crooked? 16. Do your eyes hurt after reading. a good while? 17. Do you sometimes see two letters or two lines instead of one? 18. Do you often have earache? 19. Do your ears ever run? 20. Can you...
Page 41 - In no answer is there any suggestion that the child is interested in health in the abstract or as a future beneficial state. His sole health concern exists in application and relation to the immediate present. Interest in growing well and strong is nowhere indicated save as this state gives increased power and capacity for present enjoyment.
Page xi - THE purpose of this book is to give teachers and school administrators some practical suggestions on the teaching of hygiene in the grades. The word "hygiene" is here given a broader interpretation than giving instruction to children in a formal lesson a few minutes every day or week; it refers to those influences brought to bear on the children by the teacher, both incidental and systematic, to conserve and improve their health.

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