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AO Programme 94 I AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline

This was taken from our discussion of page counts in various grades of the PNEU Schools and pasted here for easier access.

1921

Form V and VI

VI and V
The One Volume Bible Commentary by T.R. Dummelow a) Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah pp. 544-574; b) pp. 1-63 of The Saviour of the World, Vol. V. with the Bible text and notes from "Dummelow"; c) II Corinthians, pp. 922-944; d) The Acts, pp. 839-853

For Sunday reading (optional)

V
Stanley's Sinai and Palestine, pp. 125-179
Sunday Collects, by Canon Masterman

VI
Stanley's The Eastern Church, pp. 197-258
Moral and Religious Education, by Dr. S. Bryant

VI and V
Westcott's Religious Thought in the West; a) VI, The Myths of Plato, b) V, Browning's View of Life (with the poems referred to)

Composition

VI and V

A good precis. Letter to The Times on topics of the day. Essays on subjects taken from the term's work in History and Literature and Economics; or, write on a picture studied, or on some aspect of nature.

VI
Essays on ethical and economic problems and on events and questions of the day, or on any subject that interests you. Occasionally, twenty lines of blank verse on some deed of heroism or aspect of nature.

English Grammar

VI
English Lessons for English People, by Abbot and Seeley pp. 190-219, with questions set. Both forms parse and analyse every week.

V
English Lessons pp. 96-125. Trench, On the Study of Words pp. 224-285

Everyday Morals and Economics

VI
Plato's Socratic Dialogues: Euthyphro (text only).
Home Education pp. 42-95; using questions

V
The Principles of Citizenship by Sir H. Jones pp. 1-53
Ourselves, Book II pp. 1-32, using questions.

VI and V
Ruskin's Praeterita, Vol. I

Literature (Books set should be used also for holiday and evening reading).

VI
a) Essays in Criticism, by M. Arnold, Vol. II; b) The Life of Robert Browning, by E. Dowden, or G.K. Chesterton; c) Tennyson's Poems, Vol. II; d) Huxley's Lay Sermons; e) Meredith's Vittoria; f) Borrow's Romany Rye; g) The Oxford Book of Verse, the contemporary poets.

V
a) Horae Subsecivae, by Dr. John Brown; b) and c) The Life of Charlotte Bronte and North and South by Mrs. Gaskell; d) A Crown of Wild Olive, by John Ruskin; f) Tennyson's Poems, Vol. I; f) Borrow's Lavengro; g) A Book of English Poetry: the contemporary poets.

VI and V
An Anthology of Modern Verse. Keep a Common-place Book for passages that strike you particularly; learn a hundred lines of poetry; be able to give some account of what you have read in each book, with sketches of the chief characters.

English History
(See General History)

General History

VI and V
A Survey of Modern History by H.W. Hodges pp. 1-263

VI
Legacy of Greece and Rome, by W. de Burgh pp. 126-157

Make summaries of dates and events. Use maps. Make charts. History Chart by Lady Louise Loder. A Literary and Historical Atlas. A Classical Atlas.

Geography

VI
The Expansion of England, by Sir J. Seeley pp. 1-43. Geikie Elementary Lessons in Physical Geography, pp. 222-271

V
The Expansion of the British Empire, by W.H. Woodward, pp. 1-56. Geikie, pp. 162-196

VI and V
Mort's Practical Geography, pp. 77-88. The World-Wide Atlas
Know from Atlas (gazetteer and from Ambleside Geography Book V) something about foreign regions coming most into note in the newspaper, and in connection with history etc. studied. Summarise readings by memory maps on blackboard. For general information see Harmsworth's New Atlas.

Geology, etc.

VI
Scientific Ideas of To-day, by C.R. Gibson pp. 230-257

V
pp. 125-152

VI
A Text Book of Geology, by C. Lapworth pp. 311-351

V
pp. 1-46

Some account of the geology of your neighborhood, showing sections.

Biology, Botany, etc.

VI Thomson's Study of Animal Life. pp. 298-345
V pp. 1-47
An Introduction to the Study of Plants, by Fritsch and Salisbury, VI pp. 48-89, V, pp. 1-47.

VI and V
Buckley's Botanical Tables

VI and V
Specimens should be used in all botanical work, and experiments must be made. Keep a Nature Note-Book. Choose special studies from Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide. The Changing Year by F. M Haines: August to December. The Sea-Shore by W. P. Pycraft, should be read in the holidays.

Astronomy

VI
The Story of the Heavens, by R.S. Ball pp. 372-433.

VI and V
Follow newspaper reports on astronomical subjects. Make charts of the changes in position of the contellations visible.
Half-Hours with the Stars by R.A. Proctor

V
Flammarion's Astronomy pp. 247-301, or, The Story of the Heavens pp. 1-68

Art Studies

VI and V
Studies from The Fesole Club Papers, by W.G. Collingwood pp. 121-144.
Studies of heads. Study six reproductions of works of J.F. Watts: see Parents' Review. Paintbox with specially-chosen colours and brush.

VI
Ideals of Painting, by C. Wildon Carr pp. 1-82

V
The Painters of Florence by Julia Cartwright pp. 125-181

Arithmetic

VI
Pendlebury's New School Arithmetic, Part II revise pp. 260-306, taking more difficult sums only.

V
Pages 279-281; 283-289; 306-313

Geometry

VI
A School Geometry by Hall and Stephens pp. 172-197, and revise 1-98

V
Pages 172-174; 176-184; and revise 1-68.
The School Set of Mathematical Instruments

Algebra

VI
A School Algebra by H.S. Hall. Parts I and II pp. 250-260; 264-268, and revise 100-147.

V
Part I, pp. 169-175; 177-179

Latin

VI
Allen's Latin Grammar pp. 3-15; 118-121; 134-135. Limen, Part II pp. 268-279; 173-207. Aeneid, Book II, lines 1-75

V
Limen, Part II pp. 173-191, and revise 1-22.

VI and V
Livy, Book XXI chapters 53-63

German

VI
A Public School German Primer pp. 48-55; revise 102-130; 255, 256

V
pp. 43-48 inclusive.

VI
Bismark's Familienbriefe

VI and V
Die Besten Gedichte der Deutschen Sprache, learn two poems.

VI and V
Goethe's Der Burgergeneral

Italian (in preference to German)
VI and V
An Italian Conversation Grammar, Perini exercises 11-20

VI
Read three cantos from Dante's Il Purgatorio and compare with Longfellow's translation.

V
Le Mie Prigione

French

VI
La Troisieme Annee de Grammaire, par Larive and Fleury 230-273
L'Abbe Daniel by Theuriet

V
Six Contes by Francois Cappee
Public School French Primer by O. Siepmann pp. 53-69

VI and V
Le Gendre de M. Poirier
Read poems from The Oxford Book of French Verse. Learn two poems. Take a French paper (list can be obtained from Hachette).

Reading
The Speaking Voice by Emil Behnke pp. 194-206 with practice of back exercises.
Reading Aloud by H. O'Grady

Musical Appreciation
See programme of Beethoven's music in the Parents' Review, September 1921. The Enjoyment of Music by A.W. Pollitt may be used.

Singing (see Programme of Music), or Two French songs; two Italian songs; two German songs. Two English songs, The National Song Book.
Christmas Carols.

Drill
A Manual of Free-Standing Movements by H. D. Hassum. Ex-students take House of Education Drills. Hockey.

Work
Do some home or garden work. Make Christmas presents. Garments for Infants by Synge. Darn and mend each week. See the needs of the "Save the Children Fund". See also Scouting tests, Parents' Review (June 1920) in surveying, housecraft, handicrafts, etc. Qualify for at least the First Aid and Housecraft tests. School and Fireside Crafts by A. Macbeth.