Boys and girls work together.
AIM: - Usefulness and interdependence on each other. Boys and girls work together, but often at different points of the industry, as in real life.
General handwork of many kinds, but much interrelated to show community life.
I. As related to home. Supplementing second grade work.
Activities: the doll's house made and furnished, the boys doing woodwork and upholstery, and the girls textile work in curtains, covers and rugs. Art work: designing, papering, furniture of rattan, baskets by both boys and girls.
Crochetting articles for house or home. Repairing: buttons sewed on clothing, coarse darning on sweaters, strings on blouses.
II. As related to school.
Articles: bag for desk; blotters; book bags of denim or cord; penwipers.
III. As related to industrial life.
Flax and cotton (continued from second grade) : flax retted, cleaned, spun; cotton transportation, picking basket, bags for picking; sails of boats; bales.
IV. Personal use: mocassins for housewear, planned and made.
The fourth and fifth grades are able to do finer and better structural work. They still have many varied occupations, but less than the first grades. The girls are almost ready to specialize in one or two lines. Boys and girls still work together at times in the fourth, but in the fifth are separated, and each group works at the kind of activity best suited to its future need.
CORRELATION: - Industrial life of the present emphasized. The geography, local history, arithmetic and English are used to illumine the subject in connection with the handwork. The art work is utilized directly in the activities, block printing and stencilling for covers and pillows, and design for decoration of neckties and collars.