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Farm Boys and Girls

By William Arch McKeever
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  • FARM BOYS AND GIRLS
  • FARM BOYS AND GIRLS BY WILLIAM A. McKEEVER
    • PREFACE
    • TABLE OF CONTENTS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • FARM BOYS AND GIRLS
      • CHAPTER I BUILDING A GOOD LIFE
        • What is a good life?
        • Is the human stock comparatively sound?
      • What is a good life?
      • Is the human stock comparatively sound?
      • CHAPTER II THE TIME TO BUILD
        • What of the human instincts
      • What of the human instincts
      • CHAPTER III THE RURAL HOME AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
        • What agencies build up character?
        • Moving to town for the children
        • A back-to-the-country club
      • What agencies build up character?
      • Moving to town for the children
      • A back-to-the-country club
      • CHAPTER IV THE COUNTRY MOTHER AND THE CHILDREN
        • Poor conditions of women
        • For the sake of the children
      • Poor conditions of women
      • For the sake of the children
      • CHAPTER V CONSTRUCTING THE COUNTRY DWELLING
        • Plans and specifications not available
        • What appeals to the children
        • The house plan
        • How one farmer does it
        • Outbuildings and equipment
        • Human rights prior to animal rights
        • The children’s room
        • The evening hour
      • Plans and specifications not available
      • What appeals to the children
      • The house plan
      • How one farmer does it
      • Outbuildings and equipment
      • Human rights prior to animal rights
      • The children’s room
      • The evening hour
      • CHAPTER VI JUVENILE LITERATURE IN THE FARM HOME
        • How good thinking grows up and flourishes
        • Types of literature
        • A SELECTED LIST
      • How good thinking grows up and flourishes
      • Types of literature
      • A SELECTED LIST
      • CHAPTER VII THE RURAL CHURCH AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE
        • Decadence of rural life
        • Work for the ministry
        • The country minister
        • A mistake in training
        • Rural child-rearing
        • The churches too narrow
        • Constructive work of the church
        • An innovation in the rural church
        • Spiritualize child life
        • A summary
      • Decadence of rural life
      • Work for the ministry
      • The country minister
      • A mistake in training
      • Rural child-rearing
      • The churches too narrow
      • Constructive work of the church
      • An innovation in the rural church
      • Spiritualize child life
      • A summary
      • CHAPTER VIII THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE RURAL SCHOOL
        • Radical changes in the view-point and method
        • All have a right to culture
        • Work for a longer term
        • Compulsory attendance laws needed
        • Better schoolhouses and equipment
        • A model rural school
        • The Cornell schoolhouse
        • Help make a school play ground
        • General instruction in agriculture
        • Domestic economy and home sanitation
        • Consolidation of rural schools
        • More high schools needed
        • Better rural teachers needed
      • Radical changes in the view-point and method
      • All have a right to culture
      • Work for a longer term
      • Compulsory attendance laws needed
      • Better schoolhouses and equipment
      • A model rural school
      • The Cornell schoolhouse
      • Help make a school play ground
      • General instruction in agriculture
      • Domestic economy and home sanitation
      • Consolidation of rural schools
      • More high schools needed
      • Better rural teachers needed
      • CHAPTER IX THE COUNTY YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
        • Boys leave the farm too young
        • Purposes of the County Y.M.C.A.
        • How to organize a county association
        • How to conduct the work
        • Spirituality not lost sight of
        • Work in a sparsely settled country
      • Boys leave the farm too young
      • Purposes of the County Y.M.C.A.
      • How to organize a county association
      • How to conduct the work
      • Spirituality not lost sight of
      • Work in a sparsely settled country
      • CHAPTER X THE FARMER AND HIS WIFE AS LEADERS OF THE YOUNG
        • Preparation for the service
        • Work persistently for social unity
        • Corn-raising and bread-baking clubs
        • Other forms of contests
        • The improvement of the school situation
        • Home and school play problems
        • A neighborhood library
        • Holidays and recreation for the young
        • Many over-work their children
        • Federation for country life progress
        • The vocations of boys and girls
        • Other local possibilities
        • The boy-scout movement
        • Rural boy-scouts in Kansas
      • Preparation for the service
      • Work persistently for social unity
      • Corn-raising and bread-baking clubs
      • Other forms of contests
      • The improvement of the school situation
      • Home and school play problems
      • A neighborhood library
      • Holidays and recreation for the young
      • Many over-work their children
      • Federation for country life progress
      • The vocations of boys and girls
      • Other local possibilities
      • The boy-scout movement
      • Rural boy-scouts in Kansas
      • CHAPTER XI HOW MUCH WORK FOR THE COUNTRY BOY
        • See that the work is for the boy’s sake
        • Not enforced labor, but mastery
        • Provide vacations for the boy
        • A tentative schedule of hours
        • Think out a reasonable plan
      • See that the work is for the boy’s sake
      • Not enforced labor, but mastery
      • Provide vacations for the boy
      • A tentative schedule of hours
      • Think out a reasonable plan
      • CHAPTER XII HOW MUCH WORK FOR THE COUNTRY GIRL
        • A balanced life for the girl
        • Work begins with obedience
        • Working the girls in the field
        • Some specific suggestions
        • Do you own your daughter?
        • Difficult to make a schedule
        • Teach the girl self-supremacy
        • Summary
      • A balanced life for the girl
      • Work begins with obedience
      • Working the girls in the field
      • Some specific suggestions
      • Do you own your daughter?
      • Difficult to make a schedule
      • Teach the girl self-supremacy
      • Summary
      • CHAPTER XIII SOCIAL TRAINING FOR FARM BOYS AND GIRLS
        • A happy mean is needed
        • A social renaissance in the country
        • Conditions to guard against
        • A center of community life
        • Invite the young to the house
        • How to conduct a social entertainment
        • What about the country dance
        • Additional forms of entertainment
        • Some concluding suggestions
      • A happy mean is needed
      • A social renaissance in the country
      • Conditions to guard against
      • A center of community life
      • Invite the young to the house
      • How to conduct a social entertainment
      • What about the country dance
      • Additional forms of entertainment
      • Some concluding suggestions
      • CHAPTER XIV THE FARM BOY’S INTEREST IN THE BUSINESS
        • What is in your boy?
        • Much experimentation necessary
        • Start on a small scale
        • Give your son a square deal
        • Keep the boy’s perfect good will
        • Some will be retained on the farm
        • The awakening often comes from without
        • An awakening in the south
        • Partnership between father and son
        • Summary and concluding suggestions
      • What is in your boy?
      • Much experimentation necessary
      • Start on a small scale
      • Give your son a square deal
      • Keep the boy’s perfect good will
      • Some will be retained on the farm
      • The awakening often comes from without
      • An awakening in the south
      • Partnership between father and son
      • Summary and concluding suggestions
      • CHAPTER XV BUSINESS TRAINING FOR THE COUNTRY GIRL
        • Is the country girl neglected?
        • Why the girl leaves the farm
        • Certain rules to be observed
        • Should there be an actual investment?
      • Is the country girl neglected?
      • Why the girl leaves the farm
      • Certain rules to be observed
      • Should there be an actual investment?
      • CHAPTER XVI WHAT SCHOOLING SHOULD THE COUNTRY BOY HAVE?
        • Changes in rural school conditions
        • The boy a bundle of possibilities
        • Classes of native ability
        • The great talented class
        • Round out the boy’s nature
        • Other important matters
        • Develop an interest in humanity
      • Changes in rural school conditions
      • The boy a bundle of possibilities
      • Classes of native ability
      • The great talented class
      • Round out the boy’s nature
      • Other important matters
      • Develop an interest in humanity
      • CHAPTER XVII WHAT SCHOOLING SHOULD THE COUNTRY GIRL HAVE?
        • Special problems relating to the girl
        • Protecting the girl at school
        • Lessons in music and art
        • The reward will come in time
        • The mother’s office as teacher
        • Home-life education
        • Education for supremacy
        • An outlook for social life
      • Special problems relating to the girl
      • Protecting the girl at school
      • Lessons in music and art
      • The reward will come in time
      • The mother’s office as teacher
      • Home-life education
      • Education for supremacy
      • An outlook for social life
      • CHAPTER XVIII THE FARM BOY’S CHOICE OF A VOCATION
        • Should the farmer’s son farm?
        • Impatience of parents
        • What of predestination?
        • Three methods of vocational training
        • The farmer fortunate
        • What college for the country boy
        • The foundation in work
        • Clean up the place
        • Money value of an agricultural education
        • A successful vocation certain
      • Should the farmer’s son farm?
      • Impatience of parents
      • What of predestination?
      • Three methods of vocational training
      • The farmer fortunate
      • What college for the country boy
      • The foundation in work
      • Clean up the place
      • Money value of an agricultural education
      • A successful vocation certain
      • CHAPTER XIX THE FARM GIRL’S PREPARATION FOR A VOCATION
        • What is the outlook
        • Desirable occupations for women
        • A college course for the girl
        • Associations with refined young men
        • Make the daughter attractive
        • Summary and conclusion
      • What is the outlook
      • Desirable occupations for women
      • A college course for the girl
      • Associations with refined young men
      • Make the daughter attractive
      • Summary and conclusion
      • CHAPTER XX CONCLUSION, AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
        • Strive for preconceived results
        • Consult expert advice
        • Meet each awakening interest
        • Work for social democracy
        • The outlook very promising
        • The modern service training
        • The state doing its part
        • The new era of religion
        • Final conclusion
      • Strive for preconceived results
      • Consult expert advice
      • Meet each awakening interest
      • Work for social democracy
      • The outlook very promising
      • The modern service training
      • The state doing its part
      • The new era of religion
      • Final conclusion
      • INDEX
    • CHAPTER I BUILDING A GOOD LIFE
      • What is a good life?
      • Is the human stock comparatively sound?
    • What is a good life?
    • Is the human stock comparatively sound?
    • CHAPTER II THE TIME TO BUILD
      • What of the human instincts
    • What of the human instincts
    • CHAPTER III THE RURAL HOME AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
      • What agencies build up character?
      • Moving to town for the children
      • A back-to-the-country club
    • What agencies build up character?
    • Moving to town for the children
    • A back-to-the-country club
    • CHAPTER IV THE COUNTRY MOTHER AND THE CHILDREN
      • Poor conditions of women
      • For the sake of the children
    • Poor conditions of women
    • For the sake of the children
    • CHAPTER V CONSTRUCTING THE COUNTRY DWELLING
      • Plans and specifications not available
      • What appeals to the children
      • The house plan
      • How one farmer does it
      • Outbuildings and equipment
      • Human rights prior to animal rights
      • The children’s room
      • The evening hour
    • Plans and specifications not available
    • What appeals to the children
    • The house plan
    • How one farmer does it
    • Outbuildings and equipment
    • Human rights prior to animal rights
    • The children’s room
    • The evening hour
    • CHAPTER VI JUVENILE LITERATURE IN THE FARM HOME
      • How good thinking grows up and flourishes
      • Types of literature
      • A SELECTED LIST
    • How good thinking grows up and flourishes
    • Types of literature
    • A SELECTED LIST
    • CHAPTER VII THE RURAL CHURCH AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE
      • Decadence of rural life
      • Work for the ministry
      • The country minister
      • A mistake in training
      • Rural child-rearing
      • The churches too narrow
      • Constructive work of the church
      • An innovation in the rural church
      • Spiritualize child life
      • A summary
    • Decadence of rural life
    • Work for the ministry
    • The country minister
    • A mistake in training
    • Rural child-rearing
    • The churches too narrow
    • Constructive work of the church
    • An innovation in the rural church
    • Spiritualize child life
    • A summary
    • CHAPTER VIII THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE RURAL SCHOOL
      • Radical changes in the view-point and method
      • All have a right to culture
      • Work for a longer term
      • Compulsory attendance laws needed
      • Better schoolhouses and equipment
      • A model rural school
      • The Cornell schoolhouse
      • Help make a school play ground
      • General instruction in agriculture
      • Domestic economy and home sanitation
      • Consolidation of rural schools
      • More high schools needed
      • Better rural teachers needed
    • Radical changes in the view-point and method
    • All have a right to culture
    • Work for a longer term
    • Compulsory attendance laws needed
    • Better schoolhouses and equipment
    • A model rural school
    • The Cornell schoolhouse
    • Help make a school play ground
    • General instruction in agriculture
    • Domestic economy and home sanitation
    • Consolidation of rural schools
    • More high schools needed
    • Better rural teachers needed
    • CHAPTER IX THE COUNTY YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
      • Boys leave the farm too young
      • Purposes of the County Y.M.C.A.
      • How to organize a county association
      • How to conduct the work
      • Spirituality not lost sight of
      • Work in a sparsely settled country
    • Boys leave the farm too young
    • Purposes of the County Y.M.C.A.
    • How to organize a county association
    • How to conduct the work
    • Spirituality not lost sight of
    • Work in a sparsely settled country
    • CHAPTER X THE FARMER AND HIS WIFE AS LEADERS OF THE YOUNG
      • Preparation for the service
      • Work persistently for social unity
      • Corn-raising and bread-baking clubs
      • Other forms of contests
      • The improvement of the school situation
      • Home and school play problems
      • A neighborhood library
      • Holidays and recreation for the young
      • Many over-work their children
      • Federation for country life progress
      • The vocations of boys and girls
      • Other local possibilities
      • The boy-scout movement
      • Rural boy-scouts in Kansas
    • Preparation for the service
    • Work persistently for social unity
    • Corn-raising and bread-baking clubs
    • Other forms of contests
    • The improvement of the school situation
    • Home and school play problems
    • A neighborhood library
    • Holidays and recreation for the young
    • Many over-work their children
    • Federation for country life progress
    • The vocations of boys and girls
    • Other local possibilities
    • The boy-scout movement
    • Rural boy-scouts in Kansas
    • CHAPTER XI HOW MUCH WORK FOR THE COUNTRY BOY
      • See that the work is for the boy’s sake
      • Not enforced labor, but mastery
      • Provide vacations for the boy
      • A tentative schedule of hours
      • Think out a reasonable plan
    • See that the work is for the boy’s sake
    • Not enforced labor, but mastery
    • Provide vacations for the boy
    • A tentative schedule of hours
    • Think out a reasonable plan
    • CHAPTER XII HOW MUCH WORK FOR THE COUNTRY GIRL
      • A balanced life for the girl
      • Work begins with obedience
      • Working the girls in the field
      • Some specific suggestions
      • Do you own your daughter?
      • Difficult to make a schedule
      • Teach the girl self-supremacy
      • Summary
    • A balanced life for the girl
    • Work begins with obedience
    • Working the girls in the field
    • Some specific suggestions
    • Do you own your daughter?
    • Difficult to make a schedule
    • Teach the girl self-supremacy
    • Summary
    • CHAPTER XIII SOCIAL TRAINING FOR FARM BOYS AND GIRLS
      • A happy mean is needed
      • A social renaissance in the country
      • Conditions to guard against
      • A center of community life
      • Invite the young to the house
      • How to conduct a social entertainment
      • What about the country dance
      • Additional forms of entertainment
      • Some concluding suggestions
    • A happy mean is needed
    • A social renaissance in the country
    • Conditions to guard against
    • A center of community life
    • Invite the young to the house
    • How to conduct a social entertainment
    • What about the country dance
    • Additional forms of entertainment
    • Some concluding suggestions
    • CHAPTER XIV THE FARM BOY’S INTEREST IN THE BUSINESS
      • What is in your boy?
      • Much experimentation necessary
      • Start on a small scale
      • Give your son a square deal
      • Keep the boy’s perfect good will
      • Some will be retained on the farm
      • The awakening often comes from without
      • An awakening in the south
      • Partnership between father and son
      • Summary and concluding suggestions
    • What is in your boy?
    • Much experimentation necessary
    • Start on a small scale
    • Give your son a square deal
    • Keep the boy’s perfect good will
    • Some will be retained on the farm
    • The awakening often comes from without
    • An awakening in the south
    • Partnership between father and son
    • Summary and concluding suggestions
    • CHAPTER XV BUSINESS TRAINING FOR THE COUNTRY GIRL
      • Is the country girl neglected?
      • Why the girl leaves the farm
      • Certain rules to be observed
      • Should there be an actual investment?
    • Is the country girl neglected?
    • Why the girl leaves the farm
    • Certain rules to be observed
    • Should there be an actual investment?
    • CHAPTER XVI WHAT SCHOOLING SHOULD THE COUNTRY BOY HAVE?
      • Changes in rural school conditions
      • The boy a bundle of possibilities
      • Classes of native ability
      • The great talented class
      • Round out the boy’s nature
      • Other important matters
      • Develop an interest in humanity
    • Changes in rural school conditions
    • The boy a bundle of possibilities
    • Classes of native ability
    • The great talented class
    • Round out the boy’s nature
    • Other important matters
    • Develop an interest in humanity
    • CHAPTER XVII WHAT SCHOOLING SHOULD THE COUNTRY GIRL HAVE?
      • Special problems relating to the girl
      • Protecting the girl at school
      • Lessons in music and art
      • The reward will come in time
      • The mother’s office as teacher
      • Home-life education
      • Education for supremacy
      • An outlook for social life
    • Special problems relating to the girl
    • Protecting the girl at school
    • Lessons in music and art
    • The reward will come in time
    • The mother’s office as teacher
    • Home-life education
    • Education for supremacy
    • An outlook for social life
    • CHAPTER XVIII THE FARM BOY’S CHOICE OF A VOCATION
      • Should the farmer’s son farm?
      • Impatience of parents
      • What of predestination?
      • Three methods of vocational training
      • The farmer fortunate
      • What college for the country boy
      • The foundation in work
      • Clean up the place
      • Money value of an agricultural education
      • A successful vocation certain
    • Should the farmer’s son farm?
    • Impatience of parents
    • What of predestination?
    • Three methods of vocational training
    • The farmer fortunate
    • What college for the country boy
    • The foundation in work
    • Clean up the place
    • Money value of an agricultural education
    • A successful vocation certain
    • CHAPTER XIX THE FARM GIRL’S PREPARATION FOR A VOCATION
      • What is the outlook
      • Desirable occupations for women
      • A college course for the girl
      • Associations with refined young men
      • Make the daughter attractive
      • Summary and conclusion
    • What is the outlook
    • Desirable occupations for women
    • A college course for the girl
    • Associations with refined young men
    • Make the daughter attractive
    • Summary and conclusion
    • CHAPTER XX CONCLUSION, AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
      • Strive for preconceived results
      • Consult expert advice
      • Meet each awakening interest
      • Work for social democracy
      • The outlook very promising
      • The modern service training
      • The state doing its part
      • The new era of religion
      • Final conclusion
    • Strive for preconceived results
    • Consult expert advice
    • Meet each awakening interest
    • Work for social democracy
    • The outlook very promising
    • The modern service training
    • The state doing its part
    • The new era of religion
    • Final conclusion
    • INDEX
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