Opportunity for field trips related to the secondary school program in the Quincy Massachusetts schools.
Fox, Robert P.
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This thesis offers a possible guide to the Quincy Massachusetts schools. in particular, and similar systems in general, for developing an outdoor program in relation to the science courses. The benefits of such a program are many and the difficulties few. Developing interests, problem child work, and individual project work are all possible in such a plan. Administrative details are small, and ideas and skill are forthcoming by means of the suggestions proffered in this paper. A new concept is offered for study areas as contrasted to field trips. A study area is a place, large or small, where projects may be carried on and watched over a period of time. This would necessitate proximity to the schools and would have for advantages frequent visits and more easily scheduled trips. FieJ.d trips, on the other hand, are visits to one area to observe a particular subject of outstanding interest, but one that will not be seen twice. These two ideas in outdoor education are exemplified in seven study areas near the two high schools and two study areas common to the city. Plans for use and development are discussed, showing how such work would benefit the science program. Also, it was shown how such work would benefit the community as a whole. Field trips are also included, and two examples are given to outline how such trips can be planned. The two examples were selected to reveal other possibilities in field work. In addition, there is a list by school subjects of some places where field trips would be profitable. [Truncated]
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