Historic Models of Early America and How to Make them by C J Maginley Illustrate

Historic Models of Early America and How to Make them by C J Maginley Illustrate

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Historic Models of Early America and How to Make them by C J Maginley Illustrate
Historic Models of Early America and How to Make them by C J Maginley Illustrated with numerous diagram by James MacDonald    DUST Jacket 1947  156 pages.
THE THINGS people use in their daily lives tell what those people are like, what they do, how they do it, the quality of their thinking and of their accomplishment. A careful study of a man's belongings, his clothes, his house, his tools, his books, his toys, will tell you all you need to know about him.
Here are pictured the things our forefathers used and in them is the essence of our history. The spinning wheel speaks eloquently of the need for clothing and the way the women met it. The hornbook tells of the colonists' love of learning and of their determination to secure it for their children. Here is the plow, a primitive tool, which made the difference between starvation and food, life and death. And the grain cradle speaking of the slow careful work that prepared the grain for the kitchen and the barns. Study the water wheel that ground the corn between its ponderous, rumbling stones, and contrast it with the great mills of today-so efficient, so swift, so huge-grinding the wheat that feeds the nations. The long road we have traveled since these things were used has been built by the strength and skill of men's hands.
This book is the basis for an understanding of our country's history. Children will enjoy it and through it they can handle, study and make the things their forefathers made and used.
Learning dates and lists of battles is not the way to learn history. Let children begin their study of history in their own neighborhood, visit the old historic sites, study the old maps, talk to the old people, and then build a model of their home place with the houses and the things people used. Such a way of learning is a way of sharing the rich experiences that nourish each generation and stimulate the growth of the next generation. In this thought lies the reason for this book.

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