Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas: Atkinson, Mentzer, and Grover, (1906); light tan cloth boards with red geometric border and black titles; many photographs of children and projects, small 8vo; 136 pp. Reference education.
From the days when children did serious handwork in public schools, despite large classes and simple materials. The chapters are divided by half year through fourth grade, followed by a chapter on color and a price list of materials. The manual dexterity and concentration required, let alone the children's time on task and the short amount of instructional time needed (1hr. per week) is astounding. For example, by the end of February, first graders were following and creating 12 x 12 paper weaving graphs with diamonds surrounding interior designs. She recommends The Sunbonnet Baby Color Cards as the holiday activity. The author was Supervisor of Art Instruction in the Indiannapolis Public Schools, and was also an editor of the Riverside Readers. In an introductory essay, she explains her great wish for the integration of the Industrial Arts with academic subjects and gives interesting examples.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; neat name on endpaper (of the original owner's great-aunt, a midwestern teacher), very light soil to covers and one corner bump, otherwise nice corners and spine,; endpapers and pages flat and clean. Item #22592