The Teaching of History and Other Papers

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byHarry Livingston Withers

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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.1904 Excerpt: ... beginnings of our own. In Germany the scheme is not so elaborate, but insures, even in elementary schools, a clear outline of German history. As regards secondary schools, a consideration of the nature of history leads to two corollaries: 1. That in point of information an ideal curriculum in history will, as a final result, give some outline, however meagre, of the continuous series of events by which Western Europe has come to be what it now is. 2. That in point of faculty an attempt will be made with the higher forms to convey a mastery, however imperfect, of the laws of evidence by which a great historian assures himself of the credibility of his 'facts," of his manner of dealing with a mass of material, and of the descriptive art by which he selects typical points for narration. Two Schemes Of History Teaching. Taking it now for granted that history is to be taught, as an indispensable subject, through all the forms of a secondary school, I shall put in for consideration two schemes of history teaching: one, only in outline, sketched by Arnold in his essay called " Rugby School--Use of the Classics," reprinted in his "Miscellaneous Works" (London, 1845); the second, that of the Prussian higher schools, as set forth in the "Lehrplane und I Lehraufgaben fur die hoheren Schulen" (pub. Berlin, 1896), by Wilbelm Hertz, with the authority of the Prussian Minister of Education.1 In regard to the latter it is particularly worthy of note that an identical course is laid down in history for Gymnasien and Realschulen (classical and modern schools). A.--Arnold's Scheme Of Historical Study. (a) For Young Children A series of lessons on pictures or "prints" of scenes from universal history portraying remarkable events in striking fashion. Their main object is to giv...

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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.1904 Excerpt: ... beginnings of our own. In Germany the scheme is not so elaborate, but insures, even in elementary schools, a clear outline of Ge...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217611591

ISBN - 13:9780217611596

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