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related. The lessons in sewing can be given on another day of the week or it may be well to have them given early in the year and followed later in the year by the cooking lessons. Thus opportunity will be furnished for the making of the cooking apron and the hemming of the towels.
It is most desirable that periods of at least 40 minutes be provided for all of the practical lessons. Longer periods will be necessary for some of the lessons, such as the preparation and serving of a meal. If no practical work is undertaken in the lesson, a 30-minute period is sufficient.
A HOME-ECONOMICS LIBRARY FOR THE RURAL SCHOOL. In addition to the textbooks listed as sources of special reference for the rural teacher, the following books bearing on home economics or on methods of teaching are suggested for the rural-school library. They have been chosen with the threefold purpose of providing references for the teachers, reading matter for the pupils, and a loan library for the parents. Balderston, L. Ray—“Laundering.” Price, $1.25. Published by the author. Phila
delphia Carney, Mabel —"Country life and the country school.” Price, $1.25. Row, Peterson
& Co., Chicago. Carpenter, F. 0.—“Food, or how the world is fed.” Price, 60 cents. American Book Co., New York City.
“How the world is clothed." Price, 60 cents. American Book Co., New York City.
“How the world is housed." Price, 60 cents. American Book Co., New York City. Chamberlain, J. F.-"How we are clothed.” Price, 40 cents. The Macmillan Co., New York City.
-“How we are fed.” Price, 40 cents. The Macmillan Co. New York City.
-"How we are sheltered.” Price, 40 cents. The Macmillan Co., New York City. Conn, H. W—“Bacteria, yeasts, and molds in the home.” Price, $1.20. Ginn &
Boston. Cooley, Anna M.—“Domestic Art in Women's Education.” Price, $1.25. Scribners
New York City. Dewey, John.-—“The School and Society.” Price, $1. The University of Chicago
Press, Chicago. Farmer, Fannie M.—“The Boston cooking school cook book.” Price, $1.80. Little,
Brown & Co., Boston. Farnsworth, N. W.-“The Rural School Lunch.” Price, 25 cents. Webb Publish
ing Co., St. Paul. Field, Jessie, and Nearing, Scott.—“Community Civics.” Price, 60 cents. The
Macmillan Co., New York City. Hutchison, Robert.-"Food and Dietetics." Price, $3. William Wood & ('o., New
York City. Hough, T. H., and Sedgwick, W. T._"Human Mechanism." Price, $2.40. Ginn &
Kinne, Helen, and Cooley, Anna M.-“Clothing and Shelter.” Price, $1.10. The Macmillan Co., New York City.
—“Foods and Household Management.” Price, $1.10. The Macmillan Co., New York City. Lynch, C.-—“American National Red Cross Textbook.” Price, 30 cents. Blakiston,
Philadelphia Maxwell, A. C., and Pope, A. E.—“Practical Nursing." Price, $1.75. Putnam,
New York City. Ogden, Henry Neely.—“Rural Hygiene." Price, $1.50. Saunders, Philadelphia. O'Shea, M. V., and Kellogg, J. H.—“Health and Cleanliness.” Price, 55 cents. The
Macmillan Co., New York City. Pickard, A. E.-"Rural Education.” Price, $1. Webb Publishing Co., St. Paul. Pyle, Walter L.-“Manual of Personal Hygiene.” Price, $1.50. Saunders, Phila
delphia. Richardson, Bertha J.--"The Woman Who Spends." Price, $1. Whitcomb & Bar
rows, Boston. Rose, Mary S.-"Food for the Family.” Price, $2.10. The Macmillan Co., New
York City. Sherman, Henry Clapp.—"Food Products.' Price, $2.25. The Macmillan Co., New
For the Rural Schools.
OUTLINE OF THE COURSE
Lesson I, Arrangement and care of the kitchen.
Cure of out-door closet. Simple disinfectants.
SUGGESTIONS TO THE TEACHER. The purpose of the course entitled “The Care of the Home” is to give the girls instruction in the various household tasks, in order that better living conditions may be secured in the homes. The beauty and sacredness of home life should receive emphasis, so that the girls may feel the importance of conscientious work in the performance of their daily household duties. The girls should have some insight into the sanitary, economic, and social problems that are involved in housekeeping, so that they may develop an increased appreciation of the importance of the home maker's work.
The two most important things to be taught are “cleanliness and order.” Too much emphasis can not be put on the value of fresh air and sunshine and the necessity for free use of hot water and soap. The value of property must be emphasized. Economy in the purchase and handling of house furnishings and equipment must be considered. Instruction should be given in the care and arrangement of furniture and in the care of foods and clothing. Simple instruction in the care of babies should be given, since the children are generally responsible for the care of the younger members of their families.
In some of the lessons more subjects may be suggested than the teacher will have time to take up in a single period. In that case it will be well for her to choose the subject which seems most vital to the immediate needs of the community. In many cases she may be able to give an increased number of lessons. Practice and drill in all of the processes involved in housewifery are essential to successful training.
If a cupboard and table have been arranged for the use of cookery classes, most of the suggested work can be carried out with the school equipment. Where equipment is not at hand in the school, and school conditions do not approximate home conditions, it may be possible to secure permission to give the lesson in a near-by home of one of the girls after school hours.
In each lesson the teacher should strive to impress the girls with the importance of doing some one simple thing well, giving them helpful information in regard to the subject that will be of value to them in their own homes.
The rural teacher who is eager to make her schoolroom an attractive place can devote some time in these lessons to such problems as the hanging and care of simple curtains; the care of indoor plants; the arrangement of pictures; the planning of storage arrangements for supplies and of cupboards for dishes; and the preparations for the serving of the school lunch.
It will be desirable for the rural teacher to have the following simple equipment on hand in order to teach these lessons effectively. Additional special equipment can be borrowed from the homes.
EQUIPMENT. Broom, 1.
Dust pan, 1. Cloths for cleaning, 6.
Garbage can (covered), 1. Dish cloths, 2.
Lamp, 1. Dish towels, 12.
Oil can, 1. Dust brush, 1. Southern teachers can obtain the following helpful bulletins from Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va., upon request: Hampton Leaflet; Vol. II, No. 9, Housekeeping Rules. Hampton Leaflet; Vol. VI, No. 2, Housekeeping and Sanitation for Rural Schools. Hampton Leaflet; Vol. VI, No. 9, Housekeeping and Cooking Rules for Rural
CARE AND SANITATION OF THE HOUSE.
A suggestive list of texts and reference books for use in elementary rural schools. Brewer, I. W.—“Rural Hygiene.” Price, $1.25. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia. Dodd, Helen.-“The Healthful Farmhouse." Price, 60 cents. Whitcomb & Bar
rows, Boston. Hutchinson, Woods.—“Community Hygiene." Price, 60 cents. Houghton Mifflin
Co., Boston. Forster, Edith H., and Weigley, Mildred.—“Foods and Sanitation.” Price, $1.
Row, Peterson & Co., Chicago. Kinne, Helen, and Cooley, An M.--—“The Home and the Family.?? Price, 80 cents.
The Macmillan Co., New York City. Kittredge, Mabel H.—“Housekeeping Notes.” Price, 80 cents. Whitcomb & Bar
rows, Boston. Kittredge, Mabel H.—"Practical Home Making.” Price, 80 cents. The Century Co.,
New York City. Kittredge, Mabel H.--"A Second Course in Home Making.” Price, 80 cents. The
Century Co., New York City. Parloa, Maria.—“Home Economics." Price, $1.50. The Century ('0., New York City.