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Teaching children science : hands-on nature study in North America, 1890-1930

Author: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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In the early 20th century, a curriculum known as nature study flourished in major city school systems, streetcar suburbs, and small towns. Presenting the history of the nature study movement, this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
ISBN: 9780226449906 0226449904
OCLC Number: 457149435
Description: xv, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Educating with nature's own book --
Devising a curriculum for nature study --
Framing nature study for the cities --
Revitalizing farm and country living --
Deliberating theory, texts, and topics --
Establishing professional identities --
Forging an institutional base --
Reframing and extending nature study.
Responsibility: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt.

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