Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



In an effort to help the elementary teachers in this county become aware of the abundance of environmental materials throughout their surroundings, the problem of discovering resources, analyzing their usefullness as teaching materials, and making some application of their use has been undertaken.

It is hoped that this study will serve three definite purposes: 1. Help teachers develop an interest in and an appreciation of community resources as teaching materials; 2. Suggest techniques for making use of such resources as teaching materials; 3. Serve as resource material for persons, who in the future, might be seeking direction in vitalizing the rural elementary school curriculum.

The materials used in this study include records in the county superintendent's office, reports of activities and experiences of teachers and pupils as well as community members in twenty-one rural schools in the common school district of Cherokee county, and the observations, interviews and experiments of the Jeanes supervisor for the year of 1942-43.


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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