Programme 91. (The 91st term of work set since the
Parents' Union School
(September to December 1921. January to March, 1922, in the Dominions.)
Parents' National Educational Union.
The Parents' Union School.
(Address: House of Education, Ambleside.)
Motto : "I am, I can, I ought, I will."
(He shall) "pray for the children to prosper in good life and good literature."--(Dean Colet).
FORMS IV. & III.
PUPILS' NAMES __________________________________________
In all cases the Bible text must be read and narrated first.
IV. & III. Old Testament History,* by T. M. Hardwick and H. Costlay-White (Murray, 8/8, Vol. III. xi.-xxiii., pp. 8-56. (a) S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas* (1/-). (b) Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by R. B. Macphail (Clark, 1/-). (c) The Universal Bible Dictionary (R.T.S., 7/8), may be used for all names of persons and places. (d) The Saviour of the World. Vol. V. (P.N.E.U. Office, 8/-). pp. 1-63
(e) The Acts,* by E. M. Knox. pp. 128-189 (Macmillan, 8/8). (f) The Prayer Book in the Church, by The Rev. W. H. Campbell (Longmans, 8/8). with lessons on Advent and Christmas.
For Sunday Reading (optional):
IV. & III. (a) Heroes and Writers of the Book of Common Prayer, by A. M. Forde (S.P.C.K., 3/6).
For private daily Bible reading, children may use Lectiones for Older Children (Spottiswoods, 1d. each). (b) A Boy's Book of Prayer, by A. Devine (Methusn, 2/-).
IV. (c) Borrow's Bible in Spain (Dent, 2/6). (d) Tennyson's Holy Grail, Vol. II (Dent, 2/6).
III. (d) Tennyson's The Morte d' Arthur. (c) Uncle Tom's Cabin (Dent 2/6).
Choose and transcribe passages from Shakespeare's Macbeth, and the other books set, in A New Handwriting for Teachers, by M. M. Bridges (P.N.E.U. Office, 5d, a card); work from card 6.
Dictation (A New Handwriting to be used).
Two or three pages or a passage to be prepared first from a newspaper; or, from the prose and poetry set for reading; a paragraph to be then dictated in III., in IV., to be occasionally written from memory.
IV. & III. Read on Tuesdays some subject in "Literature," or, on the news of the week, or, on some historical or allegorical subject, etc. Write on Thursdays a résumé.
IV. Verses (note metre of poems set for this term), on current events and on characters in the term's reading, upon heroic deeds, or, on autumn and winter scenes.
III. Narrative poems on striking events.
Parse and analyse from books read, making progress each term. IV. Meiklejohn's A New Grammar of the English Tongue* (4/6), pp. 86-102; 116-122
III. Morris's English Grammar* (Macmillan, 1/6), pp. 56-78; 94, 95, or, better, Meiklejohn, pp. 1-22.
Literature (including holiday and
IV. & III. The History of English Literature for Boys and Girls,* by H. E. Marshall (Jack 12/6), pp. 633-679.
(a) Shakespeare's Macbeth* (Blackie, Plaintext, 7d).
(b) Kipling's Five Nations,* Vol. 1. (Methuen, 8/-).
(c) Tennyson's Poems,* Vol. 1. (Dent, 2/6). Poems of To-day (Sidgwisk & Jackson, 8/6).
IV. (b) Cranford* (Collins, 2/6). (c) Scenes of Clerical Life* (Collins, 2/6).
(d) Carlyle's Heroes and Hero Worship* (Blackie, 1/-), No. 61. Tennyson's The Princess.
III. (b) Tennyson's Sir Galahad, The Lord of Burleigh, To the Queen. (c) Lorna Doone (Collins, 2/6).
IV. & III. Make a chart of the period studied (1861-1920). (see reprint from P.R., July, 1910, 8d.). Read the daily news and keep a calendar of events. Lord Kitchener, by D. Mackenzie (Blackie, 2/8).
IV. A Survey of Modern History* (Blackie, 8/-), pp. 113-189, and from page 177, but taking only 1861-1920, or, finish Gardiner's History, Vol. iii. A History for Everyday Things in England, by H. & C. Quennell (Batsford, 8/8), Vol. II. should be used for period. (Elementary Schools do Form III. work.)
III. Arnold Forster's A History of England* (Cassell, 8/6), pages 807-888.
French and General History.
IV. See, A Survey of Modern History.
IV. & III. The British Museum for Children,* by Frances Epps (P.N.E.U. Office, 3/9), chapter 9. Teacher study preface. Keep a Book of Centuries* (P.N.E.U. Office, 8/-), putting in illustrations from all history studied. The Great War, 1914-1918, by C. R. L. Fletcher (Murray, 6/-), pp. 66-120, or, better, The Story of the Great War, by D. A. Mackenzie (Blackie, 6/-), pp. 1-54.
III. Creighton's First History of France* (Longmans, 5/-), (1861-1920).
IV. & III. Ourselves,* Book I. (Kagan Paul, 4/6), pp. 140-162. North's Plutarch's Lives, edited by P. Giles (University Press, 8/6): Paulus Æmilius. Smith's Smaller Classical Dictionary (Dent, 2/6).
IV. Citizenship* by E. R. Worts (Hodder & Stoughton, 4/6). pp. 228-277 (narration instead of questions).
III. Social and Industrial Life,* by St. Loe Strachey (Macmillan, 2/6), pp. 71-106.
Know something about foreign places coming into notice in the current newspapers. Ten minutes' exercises on the map of the world every week. Phillip's Atlas of Comparative Geography (new edition, 8/-), may be used. See also tests under "Scouting."
IV. The Ambleside Geography Books, Book V.* (5/-), pp. 210-267. Our Guardian Fleets in 1805,* by E. W. Household (Macmillan, 3/-), pp. 186-220.
III. The Ambleside Geography Books, Book IV.* (4/-), pp. 188-248, with special reference to recent changes (see new Atlas). Fighting for Sea Power in the Days of Sail,* by H. W. Household (Macmillan, 2/-), pp. 66-107.
III. & IV. Map questions to be answered from map and names put into blank map (from memory) before each lesson. Follow The Great War, with maps. Teacher may find useful Out-door Geography, by H. Hatch (Blackie, 8/-).
Natural History and Botany.
IV. Winners in Life's Race,* by Mrs. Fisher (Macmillan, 6/-), pp. 240-279, or, Gilbert White's Selborne (Frowde, 2/6), pp. 178-268. Elementary Studies in Plant Life,* by F. E. Fritsch (Bell, 3/6), pp. 1-80.
IV. & III. Keep a Nature Note-Book (P.N.E.U. Office, plain or interleaved, 4/6), with flower and bird lists, and make daily notes. For out-of-door work take some special study. The Changing Year, by F. M. Haines (Wadsworth, 8/-), or, Countryside Rambles, by W. S. Furneaux (Phillip, 2/6): August to December. Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide (Longmans, 6/6).
III. The Study of Plant Life,* by H. O. Stopes (Blackie, 6/-), pp. 109-140. Ruskin's Ethics of the Dust* (Dent, 2/6), Lectures 4-7 inclusive.
IV. First Year of Scientific Knowledge,* by Paul Bert (Relfe, 4/6), pp. 160-191. Some Wonders of Matter,* by Bishop Mercer (S.P.O.K., 5/-), pp. 159-192.
III. Architecture* (Jack, 4/-), pp. 43-64. Geikie's Physical Geography* (Macmillan, 1/6), pp. 46-91.
Hygiene and Physiology, Domestic
IV. A Health Reader,* by W. H. Abrahall (Cassell, 8/-), pp. 222-269. First Year of Scientific Knowledge, pp. 359-876.
IV. Pendlebury's New Shilling Arithmetic,* pp. 128-141. (Bell, 2/8).
III. New Shilling Arithmetic,* pp. 58-71.
IV. & III. Revise back work; examples may be taken from Pendlebury's New Concrete Arithmetic, Book V. (Bell, 5d.).
IV. A School Geometry,* by H. Hall and F. Stevens (Macmillan, Parts i.-iv., 4/6), pp. 171-181, and revise 139-170.
III. pp. 27-88, B4 (ex. 1-8), B5-41. The School Set of Mathematical Instruments (Macmillan, 2/-).
IV. A School Algebra,* by H. S. S. Hall, Part I. (Macmillan, 3/6), § 84, pp. 68-74, 89.
IV. Siepmann's Primary German Course,* by G. Siepmann (Macmillan, 5/-), Lessons 19-21 inclusive. Teacher study preface, using the lessons (with narration), exercises, grammar, stories, poems, etc., as suggested.
III. Lessons 4-5 inclusive.
or, preferably Italian.
IV. & III. Perini's Italian Conversation Grammar* (Hachette, 6/6), Exercises 1-5.
IV. Limen,* Part I (Murray, 2/6), pages 116-141. Sections 28-32 of Cæsar's Belgian Campaign,* edited by S. E. Winbelt (Bell, 1/9), may also be taken for narration and parsing.
III. Second Latin Course, by Scott and Jonee (Blackie, 3/6), pp. 40-62.
IV. Primary French Course,* Part II., by O. Siepmann (Macmillan, 8/-), Lessons 19-22 inclusive, with grammar and exercises. Teacher study preface. Read and narrate La Dernière Classe,* by Daudet (Blackie, 7d.); parse two pages.
III. Siepmann's Primary French Course,* Part II., Lessons 7-9. Teacherstudy preface. Teacher read lesson aloud and children narrate Histoire de Mes Bêtes, by Dumas (Blackie, 7d.).
IV. & III. Read several poems and learn one from Longer Poems for Recitation (Blackie, 6d.).
IV. The Fésole Club Papers,* by W. G. Collingwood (Holmes, Ulverston, 4/6), pp. 121-144.
IV. & III. Illustrations of scenes from Literature. Study, describe (and draw from memory details of) six reproductions* of pictures by G. F. Watts (P.N.E.U. Office 2/- the set), Studies of heads. See the special notes in the Parents' Review, September, 1921. Paintbox with specially chosen paints and brush (P.N.E.U. Office, 5/-).
IV. & III. Learn two suitable passages of 20 verses each from chapters in Bible Lessons. Two hymns by Newman, Psalms 45, 46. Two poems or 50 lines by Tennyson, or, a scene from Macbeth.
Reading (including holiday and
IV. & III. Books set under Literature, History, Geography. Recitations, should afford exercises in careful reading and in composition. Poetry should be read daily. Bulfinch's Age of Fable* (Dent. 2/6), pp. 186-215.
See Programme of Music (Beethoven), Parents' Review, September, 1921: Our Work, The Listener's Guide to Music, by P. Scholes (Oxford Press, 4/-), may be used.
Three French songs, French Song, with Music (Blackie 7d.). Three German songs, Deutscher Liedergarten (Curwen & Son, 2/6, or without accompaniments, 5d.). Three English songs, from The National Song Book, edited by C. V. Stanford (Boosey & Co., words and voice parts1/9 each,* complete with music 6/-). Christmas carols. Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing (Curwen, 2/8). Fifty Steps in Sight-Singing, by Arthur Somervell, steps 17-20 (Curwen & Son, 2/6).
Drill, etc. (choose new work.)
Ball Games and Breathing Exercises, by Alice B. James (Longmans, 1/9). For Drill Music, Music for use in Mrs. Wordsworth's Classes (P.N.E.U. Office, 3/6), may be used. Peasant Dances and Songs of Many Lands (Evans, 7/8). The Board of Education's Syllabus of Physical Exercises (Eyre & Spottiswood, 1/-), tables 65-68 (?). Ex-students, House of Education Drills. How to Teach Dances (Evans, 4/6). Hockey.
Do some definite house or garden work. Make Christmas presents. Simple Repousse Work, by E. J. Bradford (Charles, 1/9). Simple Garments for Children, by Synge (Longmans, 6/-), or, Needlecraft in the School, by M. Swanson (Longmans, 7/7): design and make a garment. Darn and mend garments from the wash each week: First Lessons in Darning and Mending (P.N.E.U. Office, 2d., may be used. Teacher will useful What shall we make? by M. La Trobe Foster (C.M.S., 1/-). Cooking: Tried Favourites Cokkery Book (Marshall, 1/-). See also tests under Scouting (Parents' Review, May, 1920): all girls should take the First Aid (No. 10) and Housecraft (No. 7) Tests. Make a garment for the "Save the Children Fund"; for particulars apply to 29 Golden Square, Regent Street, W. 1.
N.B.--The prices of books are constantly rising; those given are the
latest before going to press.
N.B.1.--Each pupil should have a copy of all books, etc. marked * and a set of the Pictures and materials. One copy of the other books is sufficient.
N.B. 2.--For methods of teaching the various subjects see Home Education, 5/6, School Education, 5/--(P.N.E.U. Office). In home schoolrooms. Forms III and IV may work together in all history subjects (including Scripture).
N.B. 3.--All books, etc. may be obtained from the Secretary of the P.N.E.U., 26, Victoria Street, London, S. W. 1, as well as exercise books bearing the school motto, 7d. each, and Cambridge paper for the Examination 1/6 for 4 quires (not less); envelopes to match 1/6 a packet. Also the School Badge (4/8), School Hat Band (4/6), and Ribbon 8/6 a yard. Badges stenciled in washing colours on pale blue linen may also be obtained, 4 1/2d. unmonunted, 8d. mounted.
N.B. 4.--Members are particularly asked to follow the notes under Our Work in the Parents' Review.
N.B. 5.--This Programme is for Members of the School only and must not be lent. Specimen copies of old Programmes can be obtained by members from the Secretary, House of Education, Ambleside.
N.B. 6.--All letters re School and Programmes, except book orders, should be sent to Ambleside. The enclosed Order Form for books should be used. Members are asked to send the School Fee direct to Ambleside. P.N.E.U. subscription, money for books, etc., should be sent to the London Office.
N.B. 7.--There is an Association of Old Pupils of the P.U.S. A course of reading is provided. For particulars apply to Miss P.N. Bowser, c/o P.N.E.U. Office.
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