How to Teach Agriculture: A Book of Methods in this Subject

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J. B. Lippincott Company, 1921 - 434 Seiten
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Seite 258 - home project" applied to instruction in elementary and secondary agriculture includes each of the following requisites: (1) There must be a plan for work at home covering a season or a more or less extended period of time; (2) it must be a part of the instruction in agriculture of the school; (3) .there must be a problem more or less new to the pupil; (4) the parents and pupil should agree with the teacher upon the plan; (5) some competent person must supervise the home work; (6) detailed records...
Seite 51 - ... eighteen instead of till twelve or fourteen, skill becomes properly a larger and larger factor in their proximate aims. Skill may also be, for almost all individuals to some extent, and for some sorts of individuals to a very great extent, a source of impersonal pleasure. The taste for workmanship — the impulse to do the job as it should be done — making a first-rate product by fit means — is one of the most easily developed, but also one of the best, virtues. It is commonly more truly...
Seite 258 - ... trial projects in which the chief aim is to test materials and methods in agricultural practice new to the student; (c) improvement projects in which the chief aim is to make improvement with hope of little immediate return; and (d) management projects in which the chief aim is to apply efficiently the general principles of farm management.—Condensed from Report on Agriculture of the NEA Commission on Reorganization of Secondary Education.
Seite 329 - ... head in order to see the top of the tree. If we take longer than one sitting for our drawing (which I do not think advisable, as we must not choose too complicated a subject) we must mark our position in order to again obtain the same point of view. Position of the drawing-board — Our paper must be placed on the board with its edges parallel to those of the board. The drawing-board should be held perpendicular, or nearly so, to the direction in which it is seen, for if the board is tilted far...
Seite 256 - ... otherwise failure is almost certain. As an illustration, sowing alfalfa on hastily prepared land, on land foul with weeds, and on acid soils or soils underlaid with hardpan, is contrary to accepted practice. Free publications covering the essential points in growing all common legumes may be obtained from the State experiment stations and from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Seite 404 - ... would be near the junction of three grand divisions — a convenient location for future expansion of its work. The naval and military forces of the Confederation. Monopoly of the manufacture of arms and explosives of all kinds. The financing of the Confederation. — [ University of Chicago Press. HOW THE DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL INSTRUCTION, STATES RELATIONS SERVICE, US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MAY HELP THE TEACHER OF AGRICULTURE. The chief function of the work of this division is to furnish...
Seite 215 - Taylor's idea of the functions of the Office of Farm Management of the US Department of Agriculture and the division of labor between the bureaus. "Report of the Chief of the Office of Farm Management," in Annual Reports of the Department of Agriculture for the Year Ended June 30, 1919 (Washington, DC, 1920), p.
Seite 236 - Use the market reports from month to month and train the boys to think and to understand something of the inter-relationship of the supply and demand of the staple farm products SOILS The specific aim of the work in soils is to enable young people to obtain knowledge of the most important principles of the formation, properties, and management of soils, applicable primarily to their own vicinity. The course in soils should attempt to acquaint the students with the following points: 1. Types of soils...
Seite 29 - Difficulties which the pupil cannot surmount without an expenditure of time and effort out of all proportion to the benefit received should be cleared up sufficiently to enable him to utilize his time to the best advantage.

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