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American playgrounds (NRPA recreation and park perspective collection)

Everett Bird Mero

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ISBN 10: 0843404337 / ISBN 13: 9780843404333
Published by McGrath Pub. Co, 1972
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Title: American playgrounds (NRPA recreation and ...

Publisher: McGrath Pub. Co

Publication Date: 1972

Book Condition:Good

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... PART FOUR Games and Exercises for Children and Grown-Ups. Play at its best is only a school of ethics.--G. Stanley Hall. Play may be work for men and women; work may be play for children. The whole test of the worth of any sport should be the demand that sport makes upon the quality of the mind and body which in their sum recall manliness.--Theodore Roosevelt. A team in athletics or sports without the spirit of fair play, clean and honorable conduct, is like a team of unmatched horses. Team spirit is the germ of devotion to city, state and nation. It should be the buzziness of yung persons to assist Natur, and strengthen the growing frame by athletic exercizes.--Noah Webster. CHAPTER XVIII. SIMPLE MARCHING AND RUNNING. Not to Make Soldiers, but to Help Effective Class Exercise--Some Sample Movements--Executing Fancy Figures. Marching in organized ranks is an excellent means to put ideas of discipline and the need for concerted action in groups into the minds and lives of boys and girls. Elaborate military drill is not always feasible and still less often desirable. In many cases it can be used with excellent results, but in the long run, in the majority of playgrounds or gymnasiums, it is a waste of time without much compensating advantages that cannot be gained by better methods more in keeping with approved physical education ideals. But military drill and simple marching are not necessarily the same thing. Any teacher, in gymnasium or in playground, ought to be able to guide a class in simple marching by command. Not very many such teachers can conduct military drill in good form. If we were trying to make soldiers of our boys, then military drill would be a fundamental. But this is not the purpose in many places such as are being considered. We want c...

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