What to Do at Recess

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Ginn, 1910 - Games - 33 pages
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Page v - This is fact, not fancy. At seven years of age the Athenian lad entered the palaestra, which was essentially a playground. All the first and better half of the day was spent in gymnastics, dancing, games and play. In the afternoon there was singing, some writing (the beginners wrote in the sand box or in sand strewn upon the ground), some reading, all in the open air, and then came a long period of play again. Such was the schooling of the Greek lad up to the age of ten or eleven and it did not differ...
Page 38 - CITY 50 cents Civic hygiene is here taught in a most alluring manner. Boys and girls learn that there are some small responsibilities that they may shoulder at once, and thus protect themselves from the dangers of impure milk, tuberculosis, overcrowded houses, accumulated garbage and rubbish, and many other evils of town and city life. Book IV. THE BODY AT WORK 50 cents " The Body at Work " treats such matters of physiology as were too difficult or too technical to be discussed in
Page 38 - HEALTH 40 cents HERE, tucked away in the lines of an interesting story, the young reader finds out how to care for the eyes, ears, and teeth, how to get impure air out of a room and pure air in, why he should go to bed early and regularly, and how to perform these duties intelligently. Book II. EMERGENCIES...
Page 38 - CONTROL OF BODY AND MIND 50 cents " Control of Body and Mind " is written with the conviction that such subjects as Attention, Choice, Will Power, Habit, and Character should be and can be made both interesting and inspiring to young people.
Page vi - ... believe in it with all my heart, but this we should have done and not left the other undone. There are thousands and thousands of children in the regular schools of Pittsburgh who have no place to play, no recess, no really fresh air to breathe, little sunshine and less genuine life-giving exercise. We have reversed the order of importance in education as it was observed by the Greeks. The Greek education was essentially a playground education, and the education most nearly approaching it today...
Page v - Once upon a time the citizens of a certain city in Greece were greatly Interested in the nurture and training of children. When the question arose as to whether they should build a great public school or open a playground, it was decided to open a playground. Now, in the course of years, it came to pass that the citizens of that city advanced so far beyond the rest of the human race that in all the centuries since, even to this day, the nations that have gone on building public schools and neglecting...
Page vi - Greek lad up to the age of ten or eleven, and it did not differ essentially up to the age of sixteen except in the severity of the exercises. And yet, the world has not ceased to marvel at the results of the Greek education. It produced the highest type of man, physically and intellectually, that the world has ever seen, which Galton says was as far in advance of the modern Englishman as the modern Englishman is in advance of the native African. In physical beauty, courage and patriotism, in philosophy,...
Page 38 - Mind" is written with the conviction that such subjects as Attention, Choice, Will Power, Habit, and Character should be and can be made both interesting and inspiring to young people. In the treatment of each subject, function rather than nerve anatomy receives the most attention.
Page v - I have just been trying to say, and when the question arose as to whether they should build a great public school or open a playground it was decided to open a playground. Now...
Page vi - They are the greatest civic achievement the world has ever seen." To sum up: First, we do not take good care of our children. Second, we need to improve our care along four lines, namely, better food, better air, more sunshine, better exercise. Third, in the very nature of the case, the playground alone can adequately supply the last three of these to the child.

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