Out of the Blue: The Kansas City Royals' Historic 2014 by Matt Fulks

By Matt Fulks

The Royals' impressive run to the realm sequence for the 1st time on account that 1985 captured the nation's cognizance. In overdue July, Kansas urban sat in 3rd position within the AL vital, 8 video games out of first position with a wasting checklist. yet supervisor Ned Yost's crew

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If, say, he wanted more milk for his oatmeal, he had to ask. About the only thing Charley and his classmates could do without permission was to lift spoon to mouth. After breakfast, Charley marched across the three hundred–acre campus on his way to class. The landscape included elm and cherry trees, and several buildings that were whitewashed and arranged around a large 49 Tom Swift rectangle of sidewalk. Initially there were only sixteen buildings on the site, but by Bender’s time there were more than thirty.

It’s not entirely clear what precise curriculum was followed in Charley’s classrooms. The three Rs were taught along with science and art. Verbal ability was perhaps the most emphasized academic pursuit. Especially in the early years of the school, as Genevieve Bell noted, Carlisle relied on the “object” method of instruction—that is, the teacher would show a ruler, ball, or carrot, and the students would speak, write, and read the term almost in unison—made famous by Helen Keller. By the time Charley was a student there, the school required some basic literacy, and so possibly the lessons were increasingly rigorous.

It’s logical to assume that at the Home Bender first began to think about how he should live his life. The result would not square with traditional Indian ways. He had turned a corner—and there was no going back. Which didn’t mean he wouldn’t try to go back. The Educational Home’s intention was to make it unlikely that Charley and the others would return to the traditional life. ” Children typically remained at the school at least until the age of twelve. Charley Bender was at the Educational Home for five years when he was returned to White Earth for reasons that are not clear.

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