Programme 92. (The 92nd term of work set since the
Parents' Union School
(January to March, 1922. May to July, 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 must be read and narrated first.
Old Testament History, * by T.M. Hardwick and E. Costley-White (Murray, 8/8),
Vol, III., pp. 55-116. (a) S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas* (1/-). (b) Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by S. R. Macphail (Clark, 1/-). (c) Helps to the Study of the Bible (Oxford Press, 2/-). (d) The Saviour of the World, Vol. V. (P.N.E.U. Office, 8/-), pp. 68-122. (e) The Acts, * by E.M. Knox, pp. 191-266 (Macmillan, 8/6). (f) (optional) The Prayer Book in the Church, by the Rev. W. H. Campbell (Longmans, 8/8). with lesson on Easter.
For Sunday Reading (optional):
(a) The Romance of the Bible, by G. Hellis (Well, Gardner, Burton, 5/-), pp. 1-82. Attila and His Conquerors, by Mrs. R. Charles (S.P.C.K., 2/8), or, Origen and His Times: a Tale of the Third Century (S.P.C.K. 8/6). An English Church History for Children, Vol. I. by M. Shipley (Methuen, 4/6), pp. 1-87.
For private daily Bible reading, children may use Daily Readings from the Old Testament, by H. Franklin and L. Mantagu (Williams & Norgate, 2/6). For New Testament: a Gospel in suitable portions. (b) A Boy's Book of Prayer, by A. Devine (Methuen, 2/-).
Choose and transcribe passages from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, 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.
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 an essay on the subject. Narrative poems on events that have struck you.
Parse and analyse from books read, making progress each term. Meiklejohn's A New Grammar of the English Tongue* (4/-)., pp. 23-45, or, Morris's English Grammar* (Macmillan, 1/9), pp. 78-87; 96, 97; 109-125.
Literature (including holiday
and evening reading).
The History of English Literature for Boys and Girls,* by H. E. Marshall (Jack, 10/6), pp. 1-90. (a) Shakespeare's Julius Caesar* (Blackie, Plaintext, 7d). (b) Sigurd the Volsung* by W. Morris (Longmans, 2/-). (c) Malory's The Knights of the Round Table* (Blackie,1/-) Poems of To-day* (Sidgwick & Jackson, 8/6): know the poems of six poets.
Arnold Forster's A History of England* (Cassell, 8/6), pages 1-65 (B.C. 55-901). Make a chart of the period studies (B.C. 55-901). (see reprint from P.R., July, 1910, 8d.). Read the daily news and keep a calendar of events.
French and General History.
Craighton's First History of France* (Longmans, 5/-), pp. 1-26 (B.C. 55-901). The British Museum for Children,* by Frances Epps (P.N.E.U. Office, 8/9), chapter 10. Teacher study preface. Keep a Book of Centuries* (P.N.E.U. Office, 8/-), putting in illustrations from all the history studies. The Great War, 1914-1918, by C.R.L. Fletcher (Murray, 6/-), pp. 120-153 (optional)
Ourselves,* Book I. (Kegan Paul, 4/6), pp. 168?-186. North's Plutarch's Lives: Julius Caesar* (Blackie, 1/-). A Pronouncing Dictionary of Mythology and Antiquities (Walker, 1/6). Social and Industrial Life,* by St. Loe Strachey (Macmillan, 2/6), pp, 106-146.
The Ambleside Geography Books, Book IV.* (4/-), pp. 249-278; 284-308. Fighting for Sea Power in the Days of Sail,* by H.W. Household (Macmillan, 2/-), pp. 108-145. Letters from High Latitudes, by Lord Dufferin (Blackie, 1/-).
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 P.U.S. "Scouting."
Map questions to be answered from map and names put into blank map (from memory) before each lesson. Children to make maps of new boundaries from memory. Teacher to use The Treaty Settlement of Europe, by H.J. Fleure (Oxford Press, 2/6). Teacher may find usefully Out-door Geography, by H. Hatch (Blackie, 8/-).
Natural History and Botany.
The Study of Plant Life,* by H.O. Stopes (Blackie, 6/-), pp. 141-168. Ruskin's Ethics of the Dust* (Dent, 2/6), Lectures 8-10 inclusive.
Keep a Nature Note-Book (P.N.E.U. Office, plain 4/-, or interleaved 3/-), with flower and bird lists, and make daily notes. For out-of-door work choose some special study: leaf-buds, cotyledons, etc. The Changing Year, by F.M. Haines (Wadsworth, 8/-), or Countryside Rambles, by W. S. Furneaux (Phillip, 2/6): January to March. Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide (Longmans, 6/6).
Architecture* (Jack,3/5), pp. 65-86. Geikie's Physical Geography* (Macmillan, 1/9), pp. 91-186.
Pendlebury's New Shilling Arithmetic*, pp. 72-84 (Bell, 2/8). Revise back work; examples may be taken from Pandlebury'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, 8/8)
A School Geometry,* by H. Hall and F. Stevens (Macmillan, Parts i.-iv., 8/6), pp. 42-51, 56-59, 62, 64. The School Set of Mathematical Instruments (Macmillan, 2/-).
Siepmann's Primary German Course,* by C. Siepmann (Macmillan, 5/-), Lessons 7-9 inclusive. Teacher study preface, using the lessons (with narration), exercises, grammar, stories, poems, etc. as suggested.
Or preferably Italian.
Perini's Italian Conversation Grammar* (Hachette, 6/6), Exercises 6-10.
Second Latin Course, by Scott and Jones (Blackie,?/6), pp. 40-62, or, better, Dr. Smith's First Latin Course (Murray, 4/-). pp. 1-18.
Primary French Course,* Part II., by O. Siepmann (Macmillan, 8/-), Lessons 13-15 inclusive, with grammar and exercises. Teacher study preface. Read and narrate Les Deux Bossus (Blackie, 1/-); parse two pages.
Read several poems and learn one from Longer Poems for Recitation (Blackie, 6d.)
The Fesole Club Papers, * by W. G. Collingwood (out of print), Choose special studies. Illustrations of scenes from Literature. Study, describe (and draw from memory details of) six reproductions of pictures by Jan Seen and Gerar Dou (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/- the set). See the special notes in the Parents' Review, January, 1922. Paintbox 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 Easter hymns, a Psalm of David. Two modern poems, or, a scene from Julius Caesar, or 50 lines from Sigurd the Volsung, or Macaulay's Battle of Lake Regillus (Blackie, 4d.).
Reading (including holiday and
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. 216-248.
See Programme of Music (Schumann), Parents' Review, January, 1922: 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, 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 21-26 (Curwen & Son, 2/6).
Drill, etc. (Choose new work)
Ball Games and Breathing Exercises, by Alice R. James (Longmans, 1/9). For Drill Music, Music for use in the Mrs. Wordsworth's Classes (P.N.E.U. Office, 8/6), may be used. Peasant Dances and Songs of Many Lands (Evans, 7/6). The Board of Education's Syllabus of Physical Exercises (Eyre & Spottiswood, 1/-), tables 69-72. Ex-students, House of Education Drills. How to Teach Dances (Evans, 4/6). Hockey.
Do some definite house or garden work. 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, 7/6): 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.), may be used. Teacher will find usefully What shall we make? By M. LeTrobe Foster (C.M.S., 1/-). Cooking: Tried Favourites Cookery Book (Marshall, 2/6). See also (unless working as Guides) tests under P.U.S. 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.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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