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Play/Recreation: School Exhibitions And Corn Clubs
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) These are two of the more recent school movements that are now lending a new interest to school life and country life. It is very difficult to say how general they are, but school exhibitions have been held in many of the rural schools of Iowa, Oklahoma, and North Dakota, at least, for some time.
Play/Recreation: Recreation In The Rural Community
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) The two previous sections have dealt with play in the home and the school, and have had primarily to do with young children. This section is concerned with the recreation of adolescents and adults. It aims to show what kinds of recreation are being organized in the open country and are suited to the open country, what the essential problems of rural recreation are and how these are bound up with...
Play/Recreation: The Play Festival And Pageant In The Open Country
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) All down the ages echoes the footfall of the pursuer, and man has been fleeing for his life, from the dinosaurs and monsters of the primeval world, from savage beasts and still more savage man with club and stone and arrow, and always from cold and pestilence and famine. These have made man their prey. He has not dared to pause in his flight to look about him...
Play/Recreation: Recreation For The Country Girl
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) If the country is to be made attractive enough so that the country people will care to live there, this must come through a new emphasis on the home and social life, in less thought of pigs and corn, and more thought of children and living. The country has suffered because it has been dominated by the materialistic point of view of the farmer, who has estimated success too largely in terms of...
Play/Recreation: The Boy Scouts The Salvation Of The Village Boy
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) During the last four years the order of the Boy Scouts has been organized in every country in the civilized world. There are at present probably, in the various patrols, more than three million scouts, a number equal to the standing army of Russia. In this country the order is less than four years old, yet there are already five hundred thousand scouts, and a whole library of books devoted...
Play/Recreation: Recreation For The Farm Wife
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) It is commonly supposed that the play movement is solely for the children in the crowded sections of the great cities, yet to the student of recreation it is perfectly certain that the greatest need is not that of the children of the city slum, but rather of the women on the farms. The cases are very different in outward appearance, but not so much so in reality, for in both it is demand for life...
Play/Recreation: Recreation For The Farmer
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) The country is the most attractive place in the world to live. The American farmer has been given the greatest opportunity that has ever come to any great class in all the ages to lead a satisfying life. But most of this great opportunity is being wasted, because he does not appreciate the forces by which he is surrounded or enjoy the work that is given him to do.
Play/Recreation: Country Playgrounds
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) Vacations are valuable to give variety to life, to throw off worry, to relieve the strain of overwork, and to bring in new points of view. Although the farmer and his wife need a vacation as much as any other single class, it is difficult for them to get one on account of the stock and duties that never cease.
Play/Recreation: The Organizers Of Rural Recreation
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) From our study of recreation problems thus far, it appears that while the country has no great supply of the passive diversions such as the theater, music, and art, or those nervous and mental dissipations, the roller coaster and the merry-go-round, yet for all forms of active recreation it has the best facilities there are.
Play/Recreation: The Ideals And Methods Of Organizing Social Centers
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) There is great interest in the social-center movement all over the country just now, and a very rapid development is going on. In 1909 the University of Wisconsin employed Mr. Edward J. Ward of Rochester, N.Y., who had previously had charge of the social centers in that city, to organize social centers about the state of Wisconsin a task to which he has since devoted himself. In October, 1911, the...
Play/Recreation: The Rural Church As A Social Center
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) There have been a number of recent articles and books that seem to indicate the belief that the rural church is to be the social center of the rural community. As this view is held by many of the clergymen themselves, it indicates a point of view that is hopeful. The rural church might be the very best social center that the country could have, for it offers not merely a social opportunity, but an...
Play/Recreation: Educational Extension Through The Rural Social Center
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) If it has been decided to form a social center, the first thing to agree upon will naturally be the program of things to be undertaken. Whenever it is possible, the initiation of the work should follow a social survey that would discover the actual needs of the neighborhood and the material that is available for leadership, teaching, and lectures, also the facilities that are present for the...
Play/Recreation: The Social Center, The Cure Of Rural Isolation
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) The primary ideas that lie behind the social center are social and civic, and it is for this reason that it is so much needed in the country. All of the educational purposes that have been mentioned will have their social side as well. They offer opportunities for the country people to get together and to talk in connection with all exhibitions, lectures, classes, institutes, and the library.
Play/Recreation: The Social Center For The Organization Of Country Life
(Topic: Play, Recreation, Childrens Play, Childrens Recreation) The farmers are more poorly organized than any other class, and probably they get a smaller proportion of the just returns from their industry. The isolation of the farms has made communication difficult and the farmer a self-sufficient individualist. This sturdy independence is a real social and moral safeguard to the nation, but it also has made cooperation difficult, and the farmers as a class...
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