Programme 94. (The 94th term of work set since the
Parents' Union School
(September to December, 1922. 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).
PUPILS' NAMES __________________________________________
In all cases the Bible text (as given in book used) must be read and narrated first.
Old Testament History, * by T. M. Hardwick and E. Costley-White (Murray, 8/6), Vo. IV., pp. 8-66. (a) S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas* (1/3), (b) Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by S. R. Macphail (Clark, 1/-) (c) The Universal Bible Dictionary (R.T.S., 7/6), may be used for all names of persons and places. (d) The Saviour of the World, Vol. VI. (P.N.E.U. Office, (1/-), pp. 1-55. (e) The Acts,* by E.M. Knox, pp. 324-401 (Macmillan, 3/6) (f) The Prayer Book in the Church, by the Rev. W. H. Campbell (Longmans, 8/-), pp. 14-29, with lessons on Advent and Christmas.
For Sunday reading (optional):
The Quest of Nations, by T.R.W. Lunt (U.C.M.E., 2/6) pp. 120-178. The Story of S. Paul's Life and and Letters by J. Paterson Smyth (Sampson Low 5/-), pp. 165-246. The Pilgrim's Progress (any complete edition).
Mary Fowell's Diary (Dent, 2/6).
For private daily Bible reading, Daily Readings from the Old Testament by E. Franklin L. Montagu (Williams & Norgate, 2/6). For New Testament, a Gospel in suitable portions. (b) A Boy's Book of Prayer, by A. Devine (Methuen, 2/-)
Occupations: A Book of Centuries. Choose and write mottoes in beautiful lettering.
Choose and transcribe passages from Poems of To-day, Shakespeare's As You Like It, 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
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 or to be occasionally written from memory.
(See Meiklaejohn, 176-188)
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 resume. Verses (note mefre of poems set for this term), on current events and on characters in the term's reading, upon historical characters, or, on Autumn scenes. Christmas letters on family events and general news to friends abroad.
Write for the P.U.S. Magazine (Editor Miss N. Pott, c/o P.N.E.U. Office).
Parse and analyse from books read, making progress each term. Meiklejohn's A New Grammar of the English Tongue* (4/-) pp. 143-157; 185-194.
Literature (including holiday
and evening reading).
The History of English Literature for Boys and Girls, *by H. E. Marshall (Jack, 10/6), pp.856-419. (a) Shakespeare's As You Like It* (Blackie, Plaintext 6d.). Scott's Woodstock* (Dent, 2/6). Carlyle's Heroes and Hero-Worship: Cromwell* (Dent 2/6). Milton's Samson Agonistes* (Ward, Lock, 8/6). Palgrave's Golden Treasury* (Oxford Press, 2/6): Early Stuart Poets. Poems of To-Day,* Series II.(Sidgwick & Jackson, 3/6).
Begin a chart of the 17th Century (1600-1700), (see reprint from P.R., July, 1910, 8d.). Read the daily news and keep a calendar of events. Gardiner's History of England* (Longmans, 6/6), Vol. II., pp. 502-577 (1625-1680). A History of Everyday Things in England, by H. & O. Quennell (Batsford, 3/-), Part IV., may be used for period.
Medieval and Modern Times,* by T.R. Robinson. (Ginn & Co., 10/6) pp. 352-381 (1625-1660). Ancient Times: A History of the Early World,* by J. H. Breasted (Guinn, 10/6), pp. 140-220 (omit questions). Continue a Book of Centuries* (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/6), putting in illustrations from all history studied. Defoe's Memoirs of a Cavalier* (University Press, 2/6), pp. 1-125
Ourselves,* Book I. (Kegan Paul, 4/6), pp. 1-28. North's Plutarch's Lives: Brutus* (Blackie, 1/-). A Pronouncing Dictionary of Mythology and Antiquities* (Walker 1/6), quite necessary. Citizenship.* by E.R. Worts (Hodder & Stoughton, 4/6), pp. 91-186 (narration instead of questions).
Ambleside Geography Books, Book V.* (5/), pp. 63- 108 and appendices. Our Guardian Fleets in 1805,* by H.W. Household (Macmillan, 8/-), pp. 66-106. Sea to Sea, Kipling, Vol. I. (Macmillian, 8/-). Know something about foreign places coming into notice in the current newspapers. Ten minutes' exercise on the map of Europe every week. Philip's Atlas of Comparative Geography (new edition, 8/6), may be used. See also tests under "Scouting."
Teacher use The Treaty Settlement of Europe, by H.T. Fleure (for new frontiers), (Oxford Press, 2/6). Map questions to be answered from map and names put into blank map (from memory) before each lesson. Teacher may find useful Out-Door Geography, by H. Hatch (Blackie, 8/-).
Natural History and Botany.
Every Boy's Book of Geology,* by Trueman and Westell (Macmillan , 6/-), pp. 86-100. Elementary Studies in Plant Life by F.E. Fritsch (Bell, 8/6), pp. 136-176. Keep a Nature Note-Book (P.N.E.U. Office, interleaved, 2/6) with flower and bird lists, and make daily notes. For outdoor work, take some special August to December study, Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide (Longmans, 6/6), The Changing Year, by F.M. Haines (Wadsworth, 8/-) or, Countryside Rambles, by W.S. Furneaux (Philip, 2/6).
First Year Scientific Knowledge,* by Paul Bert (Rolfe, ?/-), 278-818. Some Wonders of Matter,* by Bishop Mercer (S.P.C.K., 6/1), pp. 64-99.
Hygiene and Physiology, Domestic
A Health Reader,* by W.H. Abrahall (Cassell, 8/-),pp. 109-158
Pendlebury's New Shilling Arithmetic,* pp. 181-141 (Bell, 2/3). Revise back work; examples may be taken Pendlebury's New Concrete Arithmetic, Book V.
Important: to be read in leisure time, Number Stories of Long Ago, by D. E. Smith (Ginn, 2/9).
A School Geometry, by H. Hall and F. Stevens pp. 118, 119, 121-124, 126-131, and revise 69-131, doing more exercises. The School Set of Mathematical Instruments.
A School Algebra, by H.S.S. Hall, Part I. pp. 34-48, or continue.
Siepmann's Primary German Course, by O. Siepman Lessons 19-21 inclusive. Teacher study preface, using the lessons (with narration), exercises, grammar, stories, poems, etc., as suggested,
or, preferably, Italian.
Perini's Italian Conversation Grammar, Exercises 16-20, or, better, A New Italian Grammar, by E. Grillo, pp. 13-24, 180-187.
Limen, Part I. pages 45-72 with corresponding exercises. Narration of continuous passages.
Primary French Course, Part II., by O. Siepman Lessons 19-22 inclusive, with grammar and exercises. Teacher study preface. Read and narrate Moliere's Le Femmes Savantes. Read several poems and learn one from Longer Poems for Recitation.
The Fesole Club Papers, by W. G. Collingwood (see current P.R.). Studies of animals, Illustrations of scenes from Literature. Study, describe (and draw from memory details of) six reproductions of pictures by Durur. See the special notes in the Parents' Review, September, 1922. Paintbox with specially chosen paints and brush (P.N.E.U. Office, 5/-).
Learn two suitable passages of about 20 verses each from chapters in Bible Lessons. Two Christmas hymns. Psalm 118. Two poems from Poems of To-Day, or, a scene from As You Like It.
Reading (Including holiday and evening reading)
Books set under Literature, History, Geography, Recitations, should afford exercise in careful reading and in composition. Poetry should be read daily. The Odysseys of Homer, Chapman's Translation, Books 9-12 inclusive (to be read by teacher, with omissions).
Programme of Music, (Brahms), Parents' Review, (Septem?)ber, 1922: Our Work. The Listener's Guide to Music, by P. Scholes (Oxford Press, 4/-), may be used.
Singing. See Programme of Music.
Three French songs, French Songs with Music (Blackie, 7d.) Three German songs, Deutscher Liedergarten (Curwen & Son, 2/6, or, without accompaniments, 6d.). Three English songs, from The National Song Book, edited by C.V. Stanford (Boosey & Co., words and voice parts 1/9 each,* complete with music 6/-). Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight Singing (Curwen, 2/6), Fifty Steps in Sight Singing, by Arthur Somervell, steps 88, 84 (Curwen & Son, 2/6).
Drill, etc. (Choose new work.)
Ball Games and Breathing Exercises, by Alice R. James (Longmiurs,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 in Many Lands (Evans, 7/6). The Board of Education's Syllabus of Physical Exercises (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1/6), four (?). Ex-Students, House of Education Drills. How to Teach Dances (Evans, 4/6).
Do some definite house or garden work. Make Christmas (gifts?) and provide a Christmas entertainment with (?) poor children. Cooking: Tried Favourites Cookery Book (Marshall, 2/6). Heaton's Cardboard Modelling (Newman, 6/-); make six models. (Materials from Arnold & Son, Butterley Street, Hunslet, Leeds.) Simple Garments for Children, by Synge (Longmans, 7/6). Constructive and Decorative Stitchery, by L.G. Foster, 3/6): 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.) be used. Teacher will find useful What shall we make? by M. La Trobe Foster (C.M.S.,1/-). See also (unless working as Girl Guides) tests under Scouting (Parents' Review, May, 1920): all girls should take 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. 1.--In grammar (English and foreign) and in mathematics there must be no gaps. Children must go on from (where they?) left off, but they will be handicapped in the future (unless?) they do the work set for this Form.
N.B. 2.--Each pupil should have a copy of all books, etc.,
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