Programme 42. (The 42nd term of work set since the P.R.S. began.)
Parents' National Educational Union
Parents' Review School
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Church of Ireland Sunday School Lessons, by the Rev. J. Paterson Smyth (Glaisher, 1/-), Calendar III.; Joshua+, Lessons ix., x.; Judges, i.-vi. Inclusive; Acts, Lessons xvii.-xx. Inclusive, and the lessons on Easter, Ascension, and Whitsunday. Teacher to prepare beforehand, and to use the Bible passages in teaching. Children might use Nelson's Illustrated New Testament, price 1/11. Answers to the Catechism with Explanations as far as the Lord's Prayer (optional).
+Joshua and Judges can also be obtained separately in the Bible for the Young (Samson, Low, 1/-)
A New Handwriting for Teachers, by M.M. Bridges, 2/8; practice pages 1, 2, 3. Two perfectly written lines every day. Transcribe, with page 6 as model, some of your favourite passages from Henry V.
Two pages at a time to be prepared carefully; then a paragraph from these pages to be written from dictation, or, occasionally, from memory. Use The Story of the British Empire (see Geography).
Write stories from (a) Plutarch (Aristides), (b) The Pilgrim's Progress (Partridge, 9d.), pages 67-105 (to the Valley of the Shadow of Death). Young children who cannot easily write may narrate.
A Short English Grammar, by Professor Meiklejohn (Holden, 9d.), pages 152-161. Parse and point out Subjects, Verbs, Objects.
BEGINNERS, Arnold's Language Lessons, Book V. (3d.), pages 5-22.
A History of England, by H.O. Arnold-Forster (Cassell, 3/9), pages 208-265 (1307-1485). Read Scott's Quentin Durward (may be finished in the summer holidays), and scenes from Shakespeare's Henry V. (Cassell, 6d.).
A First History of France, by L. Creighton (Longmans, 2/8), pages 84-133, to be contemporary with English History.
Plutarch's Aristides (omitting unsuitable parts) (Cassell's National Library, 3d.).
Buckley's Fairyland of Science (Macmillan, 4/6), pages 193-211, The Sciences, by E.S. Holden (Ginn & Co., 1/11), pages 149-182. Children must make the experiments. Keep a Nature Note-Book. Record and describe twenty wild flowers and notice all you can about them. Plant Life in Field and Garden, by Mrs. Fisher (Cassell, 6d.). All members must take in The Children's Quarterly.
The story of The British Empire,* by F. Anderson (Methuen, 2/-), pages 40-82. Northern Europe, pages 1-60 (Ginn, 9d.). Map questions to be answered from map and then from memory, and then in filling up blank map from memory before each lesson. All geography to be learnt with map. Children to make memory maps. Know something about foreign places coming into notice in the current newspapers. The School Atlas, by H.O. Arnold-Forster (37, Bedford Street, London, 2/3). Take, under direction, six scouting expeditions, see Scouting, by Baden Powell (Glaisher, 1/-).
*Members who have the London Geographical Readers may take instead of Book II., 91-125; Book III., 139-171.
The Gouin Series; French Lessons on the Gouin Method, by F. Themoin (Hachette, 2/6), Lessons L, M, N, O, P. Little French Folk, by C.T. Onions (Simpkin & Marshall, 1/6), pages 63-74. Make new sentences with the words learnt in the Series. Recite two poems from La Lyre Enfantine (Hachette & Co., 9d.).
Little German Folk, by M Schramm (The Norland Press, 1/6), pages 36-40, inclusive, to be learnt orally only.
A First Latin Course by E.H. Scott and F. Jones (Blackie I/2), pages 44-54; 90-94; and vocabularies. revise work carefully by means of exercises and make fresh sentences with all words learnt. Boys may, if desired, take Latin instead of German, in this case they should take Hall's Child's First Latin Book (Murray I/6), pages 70-88 in addition.
BEGINNERS.--A First Latin Course, by E.H. Scott and F. Jones, pages 1-5, with vocabularies and exercises on pages 67, 68, 69.
A.B.C. Arithmetic, Teacher's Book, Part II (Sonnenschein & Nesbitt, 9d.). pages 72-92. Mental Arithmetic and Numeration for five minutes on alternate days. Mair's Mental Arithmetic (Sonnenschein, 9d.). Steady progress. Much care with tables.
Practical Lessons in Geometry, by W.O. Eggar (Macmillan, 1/11), pages 46-70 (Friday 9:20-9:50).
Six reproductions of works of Burne Jones (see Perry Pictures, Nos. 946-950 and 952-958). Teacher may use Burne Jones (Bell, 1/-).
Pour Dessiner Simplement, par V. Jocquot et P. Ravoux (Glaisher, 8d. each cahier), cahier ii. And iii. For occasional use. Twelve kinds of wild flowers and six animals in brushdrawing. Original brushdrawings from scenes in Henry V.,
and, Join the Portfolio of Painting (see The Children's Quarterly). +
N.B. 2.+--The Children's Quarterly may be obtained from Mrs. S. Hayward, Hazlewood, Kendrick Road, Reading (2/2 for the year).
Learn 100 lines from Shakespeare's Henry V., and two hymns and two passages of twelve verses each, one from Judges, one from The Acts.
Geography, English history, French history, and books used for composition and recitations, should afford exercises in careful reading.
Continue Child Pianist (Curwen & Son); teacher using the Teacher's Guide (revised edition, 1/11).
See also programme of music to be heard (April Parents' Review: Our Work).
Two French songs, La Lyre des Ecoles; two German songs, Deutscher Liedergarten (each of these Curwen & Son, 1/11). Two new English songs from Novello's School Songs, Book XXI. (8d.). Ten Minutes' Lessons in Tonic Sol-fa (Curwen & Son, 1/2).
Swedish Drills from Musical Drills for Standards (Phillip & Sons, 1/11). Ball Drills. Teachers should use A Manual of Free-standing Movements, by J. O. Haasum (Hachette, 1/6).. Ex-Students take House of Education Drills.
Make the camp of King Henry V. before Agincourt. Tents and flags (linen and well sewn), soldiers and horses (clay). Build the city walls (in clay) and dress a Joan of Arc doll in armour. Self-Teaching Needlework Manual (Longmans, 9d.), pages 15-24. Attend to garden (Aunt Mai's Annual, 1894).*
*Mrs. Steinthal, S. John's, Ilkley, has copies by her (2/6 each including postage).
N.B. I.--All books mentioned in this Programme can be obtained at the prices quoted from G. J. Glaisher, Discount Bookseller, 58, High Street, Notting Hill Gate, London, W., and can be seen there before purchase.
N.B. 3.--For illustrations for History, Geography and Picture Talk, see the catalogue of the Perry Pictures (Glaisher, 3d.).
For methods of teaching the various subjects, see Home Education, Vol. 1. (Glaisher, 3/6 net) of the "Home Education" Series.
Children who have just been moved up from Class Ib., or who find the work difficult, may omit two subjects.
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