Elementary School Curriculum. Sixth Year: Manual Training (Girls)
by Kate S. Anthony - 1907
The work in domestic art begins in the latter part of the fifth year, when the boys and girls are separated in their manual training, and continues through the sixth year. The aim throughout the course is to awaken the girl's thought and to train her judgment and taste as well as her hands; to make the work a necessary part of her life, especially in the home; to show her the easy and natural use of the needle; to cultivate habits of neatness and orderliness; and to give the feeling of independence which comes from knowing how to do things for one's self.
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