Handbook of Nature-Study, Part 1

Anna Botsford COMSTOCK (1854 - 1930)

Handbook of Nature-Study was written by Anna Botsford Comstock during an era of growing societal concern for man's treatment of the natural world. Out of this concern grew the nature study movement which sought to teach science to school children (and others) through direct observation of nature by the students themselves instead of by the study of nature books. The book is written as a guide for teachers instructing their classes in nature study and includes a wealth of information about plants, animals, the earth, and the sky along with suggestions for guiding students in their observations. Today, both students and teachers will find the clear, uncomplicated but detailed descriptions of the natural world fascinating and educationally inspiring.

This recording includes Part I, The Teaching of Nature-Study and Part II, Animal Life, Chapter I, Bird Study. (Summary by Jill Engle)

Genre(s): Science, Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Part I: "What Nature-Study is" to "The Relation of Nature-Study to Science" Jill Engle
00:19:08
Play 02 02 - Part I: "Nature-Study not for Drill" to "The Story as a Supplement to the Nature-Study Lesson" Jill Engle
00:20:09
Play 03 03 - Part I: "The Nature-Study Attitude toward Life and Death" to "Pets as Nature-Study Subjects" Jill Engle
00:14:09
Play 04 04 - Part I: "The Correlation of Nature-Study with Language Work" to "Gardening and Nature-Study" Jill Engle
00:18:01
Play 05 05 - Part I: "Nature-Study and Agriculture" to "How to Use this Book" Jill Engle
00:13:17
Play 06 06 - Part II: Chapter I: Bird Study Intro & Beginning Bird Study in the Primary Grades Jill Engle
00:05:13
Play 07 07 - Part II: Chapter I: Feathers as Clothing Jill Engle
00:06:39
Play 08 08 - Part II: Chapter I: Feathers as Ornament Jill Engle
00:08:16
Play 09 09 - Part II: Chapter I: How Birds Fly Jill Engle
00:07:09
Play 10 10 - Part II: Chapter I: Eyes and Ears of Birds Jill Engle
00:03:39
Play 11 11 - Part II: Chapter I: The Form and Use of Beaks Jill Engle
00:06:37
Play 12 12 - Part II: Chapter I: The Feet of Birds Jill Engle
00:05:05
Play 13 13 - Part II: Chapter I: Chicken Ways Jill Engle
00:08:16
Play 14 14 - Part II: Chapter I: Pigeons Jill Engle
00:11:00
Play 15 15 - Part II: Chapter I: The Canary and the Goldfinch Jill Engle
00:16:58
Play 16 16 - Part II: Chapter I: The Robin Jill Engle
00:18:12
Play 17 17 - Part II: Chapter I: The Bluebird Jill Engle
00:09:33
Play 18 18 - Part II: Chapter I: The White-breasted Nuthatch Jill Engle
00:08:41
Play 19 19 - Part II: Chapter I: The Chickadee Jill Engle
00:08:21
Play 20 20 - Part II: Chapter I: The Downy Woodpecker Jill Engle
00:14:13
Play 21 21 - Part II: Chapter I: The Sapsucker Jill Engle
00:06:59
Play 22 22 - Part II: Chapter I: The Redheaded Woodpecker Jill Engle
00:06:51
Play 23 23 - Part II: Chapter I: The Flicker or Yellow-hammer Jill Engle
00:08:00
Play 24 24 - Part II: Chapter I: The Meadowlark Jill Engle
00:10:09
Play 25 25 - Part II: Chapter I: The English Sparrow Jill Engle
00:12:39
Play 26 26 - Part II: Chapter I: The Chipping Sparrow Jill Engle
00:10:20
Play 27 27 - Part II: Chapter I: The Song Sparrow Jill Engle
00:09:04
Play 28 28 - Part II: Chapter I: The Mockingbird Jill Engle
00:12:14
Play 29 29 - Part II: Chapter I: The Catbird Jill Engle
00:09:26
Play 30 30 - Part II: Chapter I: The Belted Kingfisher Jill Engle
00:09:09
Play 31 31 - Part II: Chapter I: The Screech Owl Jill Engle
00:13:27
Play 32 32 - Part II: Chapter I: The Red Shouldered and Red Tailed Hawks Jill Engle
00:12:12
Play 33 33 - Part II: Chapter I: The Swallows and the Chimney Swift Jill Engle
00:18:05
Play 34 34 - Part II: Chapter I: The Hummingbird Jill Engle
00:05:26
Play 35 35 - Part II: Chapter I: The Red-winged Blackbird Jill Engle
00:08:41
Play 36 36 - Part II: Chapter I: The Baltimore Oriole Jill Engle
00:11:19
Play 37 37 - Part II: Chapter I: The Crow Jill Engle
00:12:18
Play 38 38 - Part II: Chapter I: The Cardinal Grosbeak Jill Engle
00:11:03
Play 39 39 - Part II: Chapter I: Geese Jill Engle
00:20:21
Play 40 40 - Part II: Chapter I: The Turkey Jill Engle
00:14:05
Play 41 41 - Part II: Chapter I: The Study of Birds' Nests in Winter Jill Engle
00:03:49