The First Book of Botany: Designed to Cultivate the Observing Powers of Children

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D. Appleton, 1875 - Botany - 202 pages
 

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Page viii - Invariably : he made it practical. He made it an objective study. The children were taught to know the plants, and to pull them to pieces ; to give their proper names to the parts ; to indicate the relations of the parts to one another ; and to find out the relation of one plant to another by the knowledge thus obtained.
Page vii - I have thought that it might be done very easily ; that this deficiency might be easily remedied. Q. What are your ideas on the subject ? — A. My own ideas are chiefly drawn from the experience of my father-in-law, the late Professor Henslow, Professor of Botany, at Cambridge. He introduced botany into one of the lowest possible class of schools, — that of village labourers' children in a remote part of Suffolk.

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