Primary Object Lessons for a Graduated Course of Development

by N A Calkins

Based on the rule “Present to children things before words, ideas before names. Train them to observe, to do, and to tell,” this 1861 teacher’s manual guides presents lessons in observation. Objects such as chairs, sponges, and rose leaves become tools for teaching form, color, number, size, weight, human body, elementary reading, place, and morals.

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