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Social Studies And Geography (1934), Lucy Sprague Mitchell Oct 2015

Social Studies And Geography (1934), Lucy Sprague Mitchell

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Lucy Sprague Mitchell muses upon the meaning of each of the title words separately and then together providing insight into how children learn best -- by doing. Discusses Mitchell's concepts of human geography and how school trips promote students' understanding of their world.


The Bank Street Program: Child Growth And Learning In Social Studies Experiences (1952), Charlotte B. Winsor Oct 2015

The Bank Street Program: Child Growth And Learning In Social Studies Experiences (1952), Charlotte B. Winsor

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"The teachers and psychologists who are the Bank Street group lay no claim to the discovery of any new axioms in educational practice. They have invented no method, no device, no gadget that opens magic doors to learning. What they have done is to establish principles based upon the needs and purposes of children, related to the world in which they live..." This article illustrates a program at City and Country School in which class jobs, such as running the school post office, supply store, and printing shop form the base for social studies experiences. Applying a philosophy similar to ...


Reassessing The Criteria Of Competence In Schools (1973), Edna Shapiro Oct 2015

Reassessing The Criteria Of Competence In Schools (1973), Edna Shapiro

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Shapiro defines competence in the various contexts in which it is used. She relates the findings of two studies carried out at Bank Street involving young children which illustrate how more sophisticated research strategies are necessary for evaluating competence in school.


Play As A Growth Process (1951), Barbara Biber Oct 2015

Play As A Growth Process (1951), Barbara Biber

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"What do play experiences do for child growth? If a child can have a really full wholesome experience with play, he will be having the most wholesome kind of fun that a child can have. For a child to have fun is basic to his future happiness. His early childhood play may become the basic substance out of which he lays down one of his life patterns, namely, not only that one can have fun but that one can create fun...."


"Deep As A Giant" : An Experiment In Children's Language (1938), Claudia Lewis Oct 2015

"Deep As A Giant" : An Experiment In Children's Language (1938), Claudia Lewis

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Claudia Lewis shares with the reader the delightful and surprising ways in which her class of four and five-year-olds describe the world around them. They refreshingly bypass grown-up cliches with their own version of description: "Easy as drinking water," "fast as you see yourself in the mirror," "flat as a necktie." Although written in 1938, the reader can easily "hear" the same wondrous language in young children today.


The Bank Street Thinkers: Foundational Knowledge To Support Our Roots And Wings, Bank Street College Of Education Oct 2015

The Bank Street Thinkers: Foundational Knowledge To Support Our Roots And Wings, Bank Street College Of Education

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A series of papers and lectures that explore Bank Street history, the concepts of teaching and teacher preparation, our long history of social studies teaching and curriculum development, the role of language and play in young children's growth, and a look at the meaning of competence in schools.