History Plays for the Grammar Grades
A charming collection of 14 short American history plays for the very young - ranging from Christopher Columbus to George Washington to Susan B Anthony.
First Page:HISTORY PLAYS
THE GRAMMAR GRADES
Copyrighted, 1922, Mary Ella Lyng
To MISS CORA GALLAGHER Principal of MCKINLEY SCHOOL
In appreciation of a pleasant association and many kindnesses.
The play idea will always appeal to the minds of children. History, so often thought to be a dry subject, is made a live wide awake game when the pupils live the parts. The great men and women of history are made real to them.
This method has been worked out by the pupils in the fifth grade in the McKinley School in San Francisco and found to be most successful.
The chief characters in Mace's Beginners History, the California State Text, have been dramatized. The children read the story and study by outline. Then with the help of the teacher the important events are made into a play.
Much outside reading is encouraged. This awakens an interest in good reading and an ability to do independent studying.
The lives of great men and women represent great things. Studying about these people is an inspiration to the children for the bigger and nobler things of life... Continue reading book >>
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