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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
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: 857880631
Notes: 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
Description: xv, 363 s. : 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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