Teacher’s Manual for We Look Around Us, C.W. Hunnicutt and Jean D. Grambs (The L.W. Singer Company, Syracuse, 1963.)
I would be TJ. And I would find a way to get that Bastard Son of a Jamaican Whore out of the picture. But that’s just me.
Also– how is Pocahontas a Great American? Glad to see Paul Revere in there.
Teacher’s Editions are the best. Even back in 1963 the people who wrote manuals for teachers were such a smug set. We Look Around Us is a Social Studies textbook for third graders. What is the aim of a 3rd grade SS text?
… to help children look at familiar places, people, feelings, and experiences with increased understanding so that they may live more effectively in their everyday world.
What is meant by “live more effectively?”
For example, in the 3rd graders’ part of the text, there are eight pages devoted to Growing Cotton (89-96, section of Chapter 8, Old Town, New City [Corpus Christi]) from the planting of the seed through manual & mechanical harvest, to the gin, the mill… all the way to Janet’s new party dress. Eight pages! How do these eight pages help children live more effectively? Let’s go to the Teacher’s Manual.
Climate helps to determine which crops blah blah.
Government scientists and other experts help produce the things we need.
Machines often work better and faster than people, but may be too costly.
Those are for the first introductory pages about growing cotton. A few paragraphs on there’s this:
On page 90 there is stress upon the help given to farmers by the United States Department of Agriculture. New strains of cotton, new plant foods, … . You may wish at some time to encourage the children to discuss ways in which other people are helped by our government.
You may wish at some time to encourage the children to discuss ways in which other people are helped by
our government their parents’ hard earned money.
Still puzzling over “more effectively.”