Special Method For Literature And History In The Common Schools

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCharles Alexander Mcmurry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...times. The whole situation of a story, its historical setting, should be made transparent to the minds of children, and it is impossible for them to understand the complex movements of armies in a great national struggle, much less the state of government, legislation, and finance, inseparably connected therewith. Thirdly, they should exhibit the lives of men of high character and purpose, such as impress the mind with generous thoughts. In the main, therefore, these stories must be selected from the narrow field of exploration and first settlement, before society had assumed complex forms, while commerce, manner of living, and government were still in their simplest beginnings. In any given part of the country, as in Massachusetts or California, the period of exploration and pioneer life was brief, but in the history of the United States and of North America as a whole it has lasted from the time of Columbus down almost to the present. In all its stages it has been a period of hardship and danger, calling out the most adventurous spirits and putting men of large physical and moral calibre under the necessity of exhibiting in bold relief their individual traits. Such men were La Salle, Boone, Penn, Clarke, and Lincoln. No other country has had such a pioneer history, such a race of men as the early Friends, the Virginians, the Puritans, the French, the ScotchIrish, pushing westward to subdue and civilize a continent. The early history of England, Germany, or Italy, is hid in myth or savage warfare, The Spanish explorers and conquerors of the New World teach us mostly lessons of cruelty, rapine, and inordinate love of gold. They serve as warning rather than as example. But the best nations of Europe were sifted by persecution in order to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...times. The whole situation of a story, its historical setting, should be made transparent to the minds of child...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217874274

ISBN - 13:9780217874274

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