Programme 96. (The 96th term of work set since the
Parents' Union School
began.) L4 . . .
(May to July, 1923. September to December, 1923, 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 II. Costley-White (Murray, 3/6). Vol. v., pp 3-66 (736-586 B.C.). Selected passages from II. Kings, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25; Jeremiah, 26, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42, 43. (a) S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas* (1/3. (b) Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by S. R. Macphail (Clark, ]/-). (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,3/-), pp. 125-185. (e) S. John's Gospel,* chapters 8-14 (S.P.C.K. Commentary, 9d. (f) The Prayer Book in the Church, by the Rev. W.H. Campbell (Longmans, 3/-), pp. 43-58, with lesson on Whitsuntide and Trinity.
For Sunday reading (optional): A Lady's Ride in the Rocky Mountains, by Mrs. Bishop (Murray, 2/6). George Washington, by Ada Russell Harrap, 2/-).
For private daily Bible reading, Daily Readings from the Old Testament, by H. Franklin and L. Montagu (Williams & Norgate, 2/6), or, Lectiones (Spottiswoode, 1 1/2d. Each, 1923). (b) A Boy's Book of Prayer, by A. Devine (Methuen, 2/-). The Winchester Hymn Supplement (Warren, Tunes 1/9, Words 4d.).
Sunday Occupations: A Book of Centuries. Choose and write mottoes in beautiful lettering (see Bridges).
Choose and transcribe passages from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 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 or to be occasionally written from memory.
Composition. (Oral or written narration every day after each subject.) (See Meiklejohn, 176-183.)
Essays on subjects in "Literature," or, on the news of the week, or, on some historical or allegorical subject, etc. Verses (note metre of poems set for this term), on current events and on characters in the term's reading, upon historical characters. Letters describing visits of interest. Write for the P.U.S. Magazine (Editor Miss N. Pott, c/o P.N.E.U. Office, 3/3 a year).
Parse and analyse from books read, making progress each term. Meiklejohn's A New Grammar of the English Tongue * (4/-), pp.132-142; 175-185.
Literature (including holiday and evening reading).
The History of English Literature for Boys and Girls,* by H. E. Marshall (Jack, 10/6), pp. 448-464; 490-536. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet * (School Edition, Oxford Press, 1/3). Scott's Waverley * (Dent, 2/-). Pope's The Rape of the Lock (Blackie, 3d.). Palgrave's Golden Treasury * (Oxford Press, 2/6): contemporary poets. Goldsmith's Poems * (Blackie, 1/-).
Gardiner's History of England* (Longmans, 6/6), Vol. III., pp. 702-764. (1714-1760). A chart of the 18th Century (1700-1760), (see reprint from P.R., July, 1910, events. A History of Everyday Things in England, by H. & C. Quennell (Batsford, 3/-), Part V., may be used for period. Omit history taken up in Medieval and Modern Times if necessary.
Medieval and Modern Times* by T. R. Robinson (Ginn & Co.,10/6), pp. 411-460 (1714-1760), (omit questions). Ancient Times: A History of the Early World,* by J. H. Breasted (Ginn, 10/6), pp. 295-376 (omit questions). Continue a Book of Centuries* (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/3), putting in illustrations from all history studied. British Museum Postcards (1/6 a set), Nos. 7, 17, 29.
Ourselves * Book I. (Kegan Paul, 4/6), pp. 48-72. North's Plutarch' s Lives: Alexander* (second half) (Blackie, 1/-). Smith's Smaller Classical Dictionary (Dent, 2/6). Citizenship.* by E. R. Worts (Hodder & Stoughton, 4/6), pp. 182-227 (narration instead of questions).
The Ambleside Geography Books, Book V.* (5/), pp. 161-209. Our Guardian Fleets in 1805,* by H. W. Household (Macmillan, 3/-), pp. 142-185.
Know something about foreign places coming into notice in the current newspapers. Ten minutes' exercise on the map of Europe every week. Philips' Atlas of Comparative Geography (new edition, 3/6), may be used. See also tests under "Scouting" (P.R., May, 1920), or "Guiding."
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, 3/-); Aftermath: a Geographical Study of the Peace Terms , by M. Newbigin (Macmillan, 3/6).
Natural History and Botany.
Every Boy's Book of Geology,* by Trueman and Westell (R.T.S.,6/-), pp. 164-225. Elementary Studies in Plant Life,* by F. E. Fritsch (Bell, 3/6), pp. 91-96; 102-124; 181-187. Keep a Nature Note-Book (P.N.E.U. Office,interleaved, 2/3), with flower and bird lists and insect lists, and make daily notes. For out-door work take some special April to July study, from Furneanx'sA Nature Study Guide (Longmans, 6/6). Watch beetles. Common British Beetles, by C. A. Hall (Black, 3/-), may he used. See also tests under "Guiding."
First Year of Scientific Knowledge,* by Paul Bert (Relfe, 5/-), pp. 50-106. Some Wonders of Matter* by Bishop Mercer (S.P.C.K., 5/-), pp. 134-158.
Hygiene and Physiology, Domestic Economy.
A Health Reader,* by W.H. Abrahall (Cassell, 3/-), pp. 193-221. A First Year of Scientific Knowledge, pp. 338-358.
Pendlebury's New Shilling Arithmetic,* pp. 124-131 (Bell, 2/3). Revise back work; examples may be taken from Pendlebury's New Concrete Arithmetic, Book V. (Bell, 5d.).
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 (Macmillan, Parts i.-iv., 3/6), pp. 158-169, 170 (first five exercises). Revise 139-157. The School Set of Mathematical Instruments (Macmillan, 1/6).
A School Algebra,* by H. S. S. Hall, Part I. (Macmillan, 3/6), pp. 5, 8-12; 20-24; 72-74, or continue.
Siepmann's Primary German Course,* by 0. Siepmann (Macmillan, 5/-), Lessons 26-29 inclusive. Teacher study preface, using the lessons (with narration), exercises, grammar, stories, poems, etc., as suggested,
or, preferably, Italian.
Limen,* Part I. (Murray, 2/6), pages 95-117, with corresponding exercises. Revise grammar, pp. 72-95. Narration of continuous passages.
Limen, Part I. pages 45-72 with corresponding exercises. Narration of continuous passages.
Primary French Course,* Part II., BY O. Siepmann (Macmillan, 3/-), Lessons 26-30 inclusive, with grammar and exercises. Teacher study preface. Read and narrate Un Cousin de Passage (Hachette, 1/-). Read several poems and learn one from Longer Poems for Recitation (Blackie, 6d.).
Studies of objects in the house from nature, teacher following method in The Art of Drawing, Album 5 (Philip & Tacey, 1/3). Illustrations of scenes from Literature. Study, describe (and draw from memory details of) six reproductions* of pictures by Goya and Ribera (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/- the set). See the special notes in the Parents' Review, for April, 1923. Paintbox with specially chosen paints and brush (P.N.E.U. Office, 5/-).
Learn two suitable passages of 20 verses each from chapters in Bible Lessons. Two hymns. Psalm 107. Fifty lines from Goldsmith's Poems. A scene from Waverly.
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 (Simpkin Marshall, 3/6), Books 17-20 inclusive (to be read by teacher, with omissions). Gulliver's Travels (Dent, 2/-, Young People's Edition).
See Programme of Music (Schubert), Parents' Review, April, 1923: Our Work. The Listener's Guide to Music, by P. Scholes (Oxford Press, 4/-). The Second Book of Great Musicians, by P. Scholes (Oxford Press, 4/6, may be used.
Singing. See Programme of Music.
Three French songs, French Songs with Music (Blackie, 7d.). Three English songs, from The National Song Book, edited by C.V. Stanford (Boosey & Co., words and voice parts 2/- each,* complete with music 6/-). Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing (Curwen, 2/6). Fifty Steps in Sight-Singing, by Arthur Somervell, steps 39 and 40. (Curwen & Son, 2/6).
Drill, etc. (Choose new work.)
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 Training (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1/6), four tables. Ex-Students, House of Education Drills. How to Teach Dances (Evans, 4/6).
Do some definite house or garden work. Claymodelling, by H. Unwin (Longmans, 4/6). 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 Stichery, by L.G. Foster (3/6): design and make a garment. Darn and mend garments from the was each week: First Lessons in Darning and Mending (P.N.E.U. Office. 2d.) may be used. Teacher will find useful What shall we make? by M.La Trobe Foster (C.M.S., 1). See also "Guiding," or P.U.S Scouting (P.R., May, 1920). All girls should take the First Aid and House-craft 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 can do the work set for this Form.
N.B. 2. -- 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. 3. -- 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 and literature subjects (including Scripture).
N.B. 4. -- 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, 6d. each, and Cambridge paper for the Examination 1/- for 4 quires (not less); special clipped book post envelopes, 4d. for 3. Also the School Badge (silver, 4/6, metal, 9d.). School Hat Band (2/6), and Ribbon (2/3 a yard). Ties (cotton 1/-, silk, 2/9). Badges stencilled in washing colours on pale blue linen may also be obtained (4 1/2d. unmounted, 6d. mounted). For P.U.S. blazers (see P.R. January, 1923.)
N.B. 5. -- Members are particularly asked to follow the notes under Our Work, in the Parents' Revieiw.
N.B. 6. -- 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. 7. -- 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. 8. -- 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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