The Tree-Dwellers


Read by J. M. Smallheer

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) (2 hr 22 min)

Chapters

Preface 8:18 Read by J. M. Smallheer
A Story of Long Ago 1:43 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Sharptooth 1:32 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Wooded Hills 2:21 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Sharptooth's Excursions 3:06 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Sharptooth & Her Baby 1:58 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The First Weaver 1:52 Read by J. M. Smallheer
What Happened When the Wild Cattle Came to the River 2:51 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How Sharptooth Spent the Night 2:13 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Sharptooth Goes to the River 2:56 Read by J. M. Smallheer
What the Wild Hogs Did for Sharptooth 2:03 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How the Wild Hogs Protected Their Young 2:02 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How the Tree-dwellers Taught Their Children 2:35 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Alone on the Wooded Hills 2:16 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How Bodo Found the Wild Honey 1:12 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Bodo Follows the Wild Horses 2:18 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Ancesters of Our Mammals 2:25 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Story of the Wild Horse 3:07 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How Bodo Learned to Make Tools and Weapons 1:45 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Bodo's Hammer and Knife 4:42 Read by J. M. Smallheer
What Bodo and One-Ear Found in the Alders 2:42 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How the Hyenas Hunted 2:58 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Frightened by Fire 2:29 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How People Got Their First Home 3:57 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How the Tree-dwellers Formed a Clan 2:19 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How the Women Made a Shelter 2:58 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How Sharptooth Made a Basket 3:44 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How Bodo Used Fire 2:48 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How Bodo Saved One-Ear’s Life 1:55 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How People Learned to Hunt Large Animals 2:08 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Why People Began to Wear Ornaments 2:34 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Coming of the Musk Sheep 2:44 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Wooly Rhinoceros 1:51 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How We Have Learned About the Tree-dwellers 1:03 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Suggestions to Teachers - Part 1: Method and Typical Modes of Activity 19:49 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Suggestions to Teachers - Part 2: Supplementary Facts - Animal Life 10:57 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Suggestions to Teachers - Part 3: Special Suggestions 22:09 Read by J. M. Smallheer