A biographical sketch suitable for use in supplementing the teaching of North Carolina social studies in the eighth grade

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary Hannah Walker (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Franklin McNutt

Abstract: The most important thing in the education of children is to get their minds working and to stimulate their interests, and is there any subject which more arouses the child than the study of men's and women's lives? Biography is not a cold bare study of strange creatures and impossible events. It is simply a history of human nature, of beings who lived, died, struggled, suffered, and achieved just like other people. It tells the child what lie ought and might be; and when it is properly told, it fills him with a great aspiration to do the very best that is in him. In short biography is the autobiography of humanity. Can there be any study of greater educational value and utility?1

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Language: English
Date: 1946
Social sciences $x Biographical methods
Social sciences $x Study and teaching (Secondary) $z North Carolina

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