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AND OTHER STORIES
COMPILED FOR CULTURE AND NATURE STUDIES AS OUT-
LINED' IN THE COURSE OF STUDY FOR THE
PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF KANSAS
EDMUND STANLEY, A.M.
EX-STATE SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
A. R. TAYLOR, PH.D.
Educ T 758.98.808
HARVARD CCLLIGE LIBRARY
At the time of the publication of the Course of Study for City and District Schools in 1897, the announcement was made that two members of the committee would on their own responsibility issue a little volume containing many of the readings suggested in connection with the culture and nature work, together with suggestions concerning organization, methods, etc. Many circumstances have conspired to prevent the publication of the promised volume until now, but it is hoped that the delay has not lessened the interest which so many teachers have expressed in it.
The reception given the Course of Study shows how deeply the movement it represents has taken hold of the profession in this state, and how rapid has been the advance from mechanical method toward basic principles. The courses of study in thousands of Kansas schools have been modified more or less in accord with its plan, and correlation in the lower grades has proved a healthful stimulus alike to pupil and teacher.
The selections named in the Course of Study are scattered through so many different books that many teachers have found the expense to secure them greater than they could afford, and as a consequence have been embarrassed in their work. This collection, while not complete, is intended to present a sufficiently representative number of the selections to enable
teachers at little expense to follow the proposed plan of correlation in the various grades. The selections here given may be supplemented by others from the school readers and from other books in the teachers' libraries or in the homes of the children. The time of the year and the locality, together with the capacity of the children, must control the choice and the method of using the selections.
We desire to express our warm appreciation of the courtesy extended to us by the owners of the copyrights of the different selections herein given. Teachers will find the names of books from which selections are taken at the foot of the page where the title of the selection first occurs. These books are not only for libraries but are intended for supplementary reading in schools.
The original plan of the volume has been changed somewhat, because of our desire to keep the price as low as possible.
The introduction of lessons illustrating methods of correlation in the present edition of the Course of Study reduces the necessity for any elaborate attempt in this volume, though the few lessons given will doubtless be appreciated.
An intelligent use of these selections will depend upon a thorough understanding of the preface to Nature and Culture Studies given in the Course of Study.
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