Category Archives: Nature Study

The Beauties of Nature and the World We Live In, Part III of X

CHAPTER III – ON ANIMAL LIFE (CONTINUED) We constantly speak of animals as free. A fish, says Ruskin, “is much freer than a Man; and as to a fly, it is a black incarnation of freedom.” It is pleasant to think of anything as free, but in this case the idea is, I fear, to […]

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The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, Part I of X

CHAPTER I – INTRODUCTION of The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, by Sir John Lubbock Published in 1892 The world we live in is a fairyland of exquisite beauty, our very existence is a miracle in itself, and yet few of us enjoy as we might, and none […]

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High School Nature Study

Nature Study for high school: Nature study continues throughout all the school years for Mason’s students, and indeed, it should continue beyond. As adults we should still be taking an interested, curious notice of the natural world around us. For a good idea of what sorts of things older students can do for nature study, […]

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Nature Study, Advice from Comstock

Previously Ms Comstock explained what the study of nature might be expected to do for the child. Now she explains the benefits to the teacher (or parent): WHAT NATURE-STUDY SHOULD DO FOR THE TEACHER During many years, I have been watching teachers in our public schools in their conscientious and ceaseless work; and so far […]

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Why Nature Study?

Emphasis mine, some slight editing for simplification Nature-study consists of simple, truthful observations that may, like beads on a string, finally be threaded upon the understanding and thus held together as a logical and harmonious whole. Therefore, the object of the nature-study teacher should be to cultivate in the children powers of accurate observation and […]

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