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Teaching the Child Patriotism   By: (1851-1935)

Teaching the Child Patriotism by Kate Upson Clark

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TEACHING THE CHILD PATRIOTISM

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THE PAGE COMPANY 53 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass.

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TEACHING THE CHILD PATRIOTISM

BY KATE UPSON CLARKE Author of "The Dole Twins," etc.

With a Frontispiece by HARRIET O'BRIEN

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THE PAGE COMPANY BOSTON MDCCCCXVIII

Copyright, 1918, by THE PAGE COMPANY

All rights reserved

First Impression, October, 1918

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I THE APPEAL TO HISTORY 1 II THE PATRIOTISM OF PEACE 22 III PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN POLITICS 42 IV TEACHING THE MEANING OF DEMOCRACY 61 V SACRIFICING FOR PATRIOTISM 76 VI PATRIOTISM AND HEALTH 93 VII WORK AS A VITAL PART OF PATRIOTISM 111 VIII A PATRIOT'S MANNERS AND MORALS 130 IX THE PATRIOT'S RELIGION AND IDEALS 147

TEACHING THE CHILD PATRIOTISM

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CHAPTER I

THE APPEAL TO HISTORY

Let us suppose for a moment that any set of men could succeed in sweeping away from them all the influences of past ages. Suppose a race of men whose minds had been suddenly deadened to every recollection can we imagine a condition of such utter confusion and misery? FREDERIC HARRISON.

WE have been lately told by one of our foremost educators that "the best schools are expressly renouncing the questionable duty of teaching patriotism by means of history."

To some of us who have brought up children, this startling statement came like a bomb. If history is to be used, as it certainly is used, in many of our "best schools," in the teaching of political economy, sociology, philosophy, psychology, biology, religion and nearly everything else, why should we not use it also in teaching a child the value of his own country, how dearly it has been bought, and his duty to serve it?

When anybody undertakes to prove that a child who hears, for instance the story of the six "leading citizens" of Calais offering their lives for the redemption of their city, does not feel a deeper sense of patriotism after it, he must prove that the children whom most of us know are exceptional... Continue reading book >>




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