The Tree-Dwellers

Katharine Elizabeth DOPP (1863 - 1944)

Katharine E. Dopp was well-known as a teacher and writer of children's textbooks at the turn of the 20th Century. She was among the first educators to encourage the incorporation of physical and practical activity into the elementary school curriculum at a time when such activities were becoming less commonplace in a child's home environment. The Tree-Dwellers - The Age of Fear is the first in a series of elementary school texts written by Ms. Dopp that focus on the anthropological development of early human groups. Each lesson begins by posing a few questions for the child to think about, then factual information about these early humans is presented in story form using language a 6-7 yr old child can easily read and understand, followed by suggested activities that will help the child to experience first-hand some of the points presented in the story. The book also contains suggestions and references for teachers to aid in the successful use of the text. (Summary by J. M. Smallheer)

Genre(s): School

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface J. M. Smallheer
00:08:18
Play 01 A Story of Long Ago J. M. Smallheer
00:01:43
Play 02 Sharptooth J. M. Smallheer
00:01:32
Play 03 The Wooded Hills J. M. Smallheer
00:02:21
Play 04 Sharptooth's Excursions J. M. Smallheer
00:03:06
Play 05 Sharptooth & Her Baby J. M. Smallheer
00:01:58
Play 06 The First Weaver J. M. Smallheer
00:01:52
Play 07 What Happened When the Wild Cattle Came to the River J. M. Smallheer
00:02:51
Play 08 How Sharptooth Spent the Night J. M. Smallheer
00:02:13
Play 09 Sharptooth Goes to the River J. M. Smallheer
00:02:56
Play 10 What the Wild Hogs Did for Sharptooth J. M. Smallheer
00:02:03
Play 11 How the Wild Hogs Protected Their Young J. M. Smallheer
00:02:02
Play 12 How the Tree-dwellers Taught Their Children J. M. Smallheer
00:02:35
Play 13 Alone on the Wooded Hills J. M. Smallheer
00:02:16
Play 14 How Bodo Found the Wild Honey J. M. Smallheer
00:01:12
Play 15 Bodo Follows the Wild Horses J. M. Smallheer
00:02:18
Play 16 Ancesters of Our Mammals J. M. Smallheer
00:02:25
Play 17 The Story of the Wild Horse J. M. Smallheer
00:03:07
Play 18 How Bodo Learned to Make Tools and Weapons J. M. Smallheer
00:01:45
Play 19 Bodo's Hammer and Knife J. M. Smallheer
00:04:42
Play 20 What Bodo and One-Ear Found in the Alders J. M. Smallheer
00:02:42
Play 21 How the Hyenas Hunted J. M. Smallheer
00:02:58
Play 22 Frightened by Fire J. M. Smallheer
00:02:29
Play 23 How People Got Their First Home J. M. Smallheer
00:03:57
Play 24 How the Tree-dwellers Formed a Clan J. M. Smallheer
00:02:19
Play 25 How the Women Made a Shelter J. M. Smallheer
00:02:58
Play 26 How Sharptooth Made a Basket J. M. Smallheer
00:03:44
Play 27 How Bodo Used Fire J. M. Smallheer
00:02:48
Play 28 How Bodo Saved One-Ear’s Life J. M. Smallheer
00:01:55
Play 29 How People Learned to Hunt Large Animals J. M. Smallheer
00:02:08
Play 30 Why People Began to Wear Ornaments J. M. Smallheer
00:02:34
Play 31 The Coming of the Musk Sheep J. M. Smallheer
00:02:44
Play 32 The Wooly Rhinoceros J. M. Smallheer
00:01:51
Play 33 How We Have Learned About the Tree-dwellers J. M. Smallheer
00:01:03
Play 34 Suggestions to Teachers - Part 1: Method and Typical Modes of Activity J. M. Smallheer
00:19:49
Play 35 Suggestions to Teachers - Part 2: Supplementary Facts - Animal Life J. M. Smallheer
00:10:57
Play 36 Suggestions to Teachers - Part 3: Special Suggestions J. M. Smallheer
00:22:09