History In The Elementary Schools; Methods, Courses Of Study, Bibliographies

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byWilber F. Bliss

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV AMERICAN HISTORY Methods In The Seventh And Eighth Grades In these grades some approved textbook in American history forms the basis of the work,1 and pupils should not be required to purchase any others than the texts prescribed by the school authorities, the school library supplying all needed supplementary material. History during these years is taught largely by a modified outline or "topical" method. Lessons should be assigned, as a rule, from the outline by topics and not by pages or paragraphs of the textbook. The learner should be led to feel that there are usually several points of view from which almost every subject may be considered, and should be encouraged to get into touch with as many of these viewpoints as possible. The outline for these grades is constructed on the assumption, confirmed by years of experiment, that it is advisable, even in the grammar grades, for students to escape from the rigidity and narrowness of the best textbook to some extent, and be stimulated to develop powers of comparison, elimination, selection and arrangement of historical material. Pupils are expected to keep notebooks in which to copy outlines, place maps, pictures, sketches, etc., illustrative of the subject, and are encouraged to make brief abstracts of their readings and the lectures of 1 In California the State text is McMaster's Brief History of California. Bliss, Hist-4 49 the teacher. Here the first steps are taken in the research or library method of studying history. Teachers should make an effort to induce pupils to realize that no one textbook, whatever may be its general merits, is sufficient on all points. Even if such a book could be produced, it is well for children at this time to begin to develop the critical habit in reading hi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV AMERICAN HISTORY Methods In The Seventh And Eighth Grades In these grades some approved textbook in American histor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217486827

ISBN - 13:9780217486828

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