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Studies in Elementary School Practice: A Study of the Wheat Industry in the Fifth Grade


by Frederick G. Bonser & Clara R. Bennett — 1911

In the fifth grade we took as our problem in relation to the study of our own city: “Why is New York City so important? “ The children with little help developed the reasons for this, emphasis being given to the fine harbor and the facilities for sending the various products here for immediate use, to be worked over, or to be sent away. On our journey to the farm with the rest of the school in October, we had seen some of the fall fruits and vegetables, and some corn in various stages of preparation for the market near us in New York. Some of the most important of the needs of the city for food were then listed, the sources of supply briefly located, and the routes traced. Flour, one of the most important of the many products sent to us, was taken up for special study.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 12 Number 1, 1911, p. 50-55
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10098, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 8:52:25 AM

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