Programme 90. (The 90th term of work set since the
Parents' Union School
(May to July, 1921. September to December, 1921, 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. Costley-White (Murray, 8/6), Vol, V., pp. 195-288. The Work of the Prophets, by R. Selfe (Longmans, 2/6), chapters 7, 8, 11, 12, 18. (a) S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas* (1/-). (b) Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by S. R. Maophail (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. IV. (P.N.E.U. Office, 8/-), pp. 120-193. (e) The Acts* by E. M. Knox, pp. 65-127 (Macmillan, 8/6). (f) The Prayer Book in the Church, by The Rev. W. H. Campbell (Longmans, 8/8), with lessons on The Ascension and Trinity Sunday.
For Sunday Reading (optional):
IV. & III. (a) Heroes and Writers of the Book of Common Prayer, by A. M. Forde (S.P.C.K., 8/6). For private daily Bible reading, children may use Lectiones for Older Children (Spottiswoode, 1d. each). (c) A Boy's Book of Prayer, by A. Devine (Mathuen, 2/-).
IV. (d) Keble's Christian Year (Longmands, 10d.). (e) Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies (Allen, 2/8, or Dent, 1/6). (f) The Golden Legend.
III. (d) Longfellow's Golden Legend (Oxford Press, 5/-).
Choose and transcribe passages from Shakespeare's Hamlet, or, The Tempest, and 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 and write on Thursdays a resume' of some subject in "Literature," or, on the news of the week, or, on some historical or allegorical subject, etc.
IV. Verses (note metre of poems set for this term), on current events and on characters in the term's reading, or, upon fairies, clouds, summer days, and 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. 61-74 and 85 (a, b, c, d); 107-111; 175-180.
III. Morris's English Grammar* (Macmillan, 1/8), pp. 40-58; 92, 98, 109-126.
Literature (including holiday
and evening reading).
IV. & III. The History of English Literature for Boys and Girls,* by H. E. Marshall (Jack, 12/6). pp. 581-632. (a) Shakespeare's Hamlet, or, The Tempest* (Blackie, Plaintext, 7d.).
IV. (b) David Copperfield (Collins, 2/6). (c) Keats' Poems (Oxford Classica, 6d.) (d) Scott's The Lay of the Last Minstrel (Oxford Classics, 1/-). (e) Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies (Dent, 1/6).
III. (b) The Old Curiosity Shop (Collins, 2/6). (c) Shelley's Poems (Oxford Classics, 6d.) (d) Longfellow's Hiawatha (Blackie, I/-). (e) Lamb's Essay's (Deut, 1/9).
IV. & III. Make a chart of the period studied (1820-1861), (see reprint from P.R., July, 1910, 8d.). Read the daily news and keep a calendar of events.
IV. A Student's History of England,* by Samuel Gardiner (Longmans, Vol. III., 6/6), pages 881-958 (1820-1861). A History of Every-day Things in England, by H. & C. Quenneil (Listsford, 8/6). 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 718-726; 745-806 (1820-1861).
French and General History.
IV. Readings from Indian History, Vol. II. (O.L.8.J., 2/8), pp. 132-170 (book will be begun later).
IV. & III. The British Museum for Children, * by Frances Epps (P.N.E.U., Office, 3/9), chapter 8. 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. Fietcher (Murray, 6/-), pp. 29-66.
III. Creighton's First History of France* (Longmans, 5/-), pp. 279-290.
IV. & III. Ourselves,* Book I. (Kegan Paul, 8/6), pp. 108-189. North's Plutarch's Lives, edited by P. Giles (University Press, 8/6): Timoleon. Smith's Smaller Classical Dictionary (Deut, 2/6).
IV. Citizenship,* by E. R. Worts (Hodder & Stoughton, 4/6), pp. 182-227 (narration instead of questions).
III. Social and Industrial Life,* by St. Loe Strachey (Macmillan, 2/6), pp. 86-71.
Know something about foreign places coming into notice in the current newpapers. 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. 161-209. Our Guardian Fleets in 1805,* by H. W. Household (Macmillan, 8/-), pp. 142-185. The Lion Hunter, by Gordon-Cumining (Murray, 2/6).
III. The Ambleside Geography Books, Book IV.* (8/6), pp. 142-187, 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. 80-63.
III. & IV. Map questions to be answered from map and names put into blank map (from memory) before each lesson. Teacher may fine useful Out-door Geography, by H. Hatch (Blackie, 8/-).
Natural History and Botany.
IV. Winners in Life's Race,* by Mrs. Fisher (Macmillan, 8/-), pp. 181-240; or, Gilbert White's Selborne (Frowde, 2/6), pp. 88-175. Elementary Studies in Plant Life,* by F. E. Fritsch (Bell, 8/6) pp. 188-176.
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, 3/-), or Countryside Rambles, by W. S. Furneaux (Phillip, 2/6); April to July. Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide (Longmans, 6/-).
III. The Study of Plant Life,* by H.C. Stopes (Blackie, 7/6), pp. 72-108. Ruskin's Ethics of the Dust (dent, 2/6), Lectures 1-8 inclusive.
IV. First Year of Scientific Knowledge,* by Paul Bert (Reife, 4/6), pp. 127-160; 388-858. Some Wonders of Matter,* by Bishop Mercer (S.P.C.K., 5/-), pp. 184-258.
III. Architecture* (Jack, 3/6), pp. 24-42. Geikie's Physical Geography (Macmillan, 2/6), pp. 1-46.
Hygiene and Physiology.
IV. A Health Reader,* by W.H. Abrahall (Cassell, 3/-), pp. 117-136; 180-205.
IV. Pendlebury's New Shilling Arithmetic,* pp. 124-128 (Bell, 2/4).
III. New Shilling Arithmetic,* pp. 38-59.
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., 3/6), pp. 132-153; 158-171.
III. pp. 1-28; 38-78 The School Set of Mathematical Instruments (Macmillan, 2/-).
IV. A School Algebra,* by H.S.S. Hall, Part X. (Macmillan, 3/8), pp. 49-58.
IV. Siepmann's Primary German Course,* by O. Siepmann(Macmillan,5/-) Lessons 26-28 inclusive. Teacher study preface, using the lessons (with narration), exercises, grammar, stories, poems, etc., as suggested.
III. Lessons 1-3 inclusive.
IV. Limen,* Part X. (Murray, 2/6), pages 85-116. Sections 22-27 of Caesar's Belgian Campaign,* edited by S.E. Winbolt (Bell, 1/9), may also be taken for narration and parsing.
III. Second Latin Course, by Scott and Jones (Elsckie, 3/6), pp. 20-40.
IV. Primary French Course,* Part II., by O. Siepmann(Macmillan, 3/-) pp. 16-18 inclusive, with grammar and exercises. Teacher study preface. Read and narrate Daudet's Le Petit Chose vient a Paris (Blackie, 4d.); parse two pages.
III. Siepmann's Primary French Course,* Part II., Lessons 7-9. Teacher study preface. Teacher read lesson aloud and children narrate Daudet's La Mule du Pape (Blackie, 4d.).
IV.&III. Read several poems and learn one from Musset's Poems (Blackie, 7d.).
IV. The Fesole Club Papers,* by W.G. Collingwood (Holmes, Ulverston, 4/6), pp. 105-120.
IV.&III. Illustration of scenes from Literature. Study, describe (and draw from memory details) of six reproductions* of pictures by J.F. Millet (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/-the set). Studies of figures. See the special notes in the Parents' Review, April, 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 Keble, Psalm 25. Two poems by Shelley or Keats, or, a scene from Hamlet or The Tempest.
Reading (including holiday and
IV.&III. Books set under Literature, History, Geography, Recitations, should afford exercise in careful reading and in composition. Poetry should be read daily. Bulfinch's Age of Fable* (Dent, 2/6), pp. 155-186.
IV. Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies.
III. Longfellow's Golden Legend.
See Programme of Music (Mozart), Parents' Review, April, 1921: Our Work.
Three French songs, La Lyre des Ecoles (reprinting) Three German songs, Deutscher Liedergarten (both 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/-). Christmas carols. Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing (Curwen, 2/6). Fifty Steps in Sight-Singing, by Arthur Somervell; steps 47-50 (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 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 & Spottiswoode 1/.), tables 35-58. Ex-students, House of Education Drills. How to Teach Dances (Evans, 4/6). Net ball cricket.
Do some definite house or garden work. Simple Garments for Children, by Synge (Longans, 6/.), or, Needlecraft in the School, by M. Swanson (Longmans, 6/6); 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. Claymodelling (Routledge, 9d.). Teacher will find useful What shall we make? by M. La Trobe Foster (C.M.S., 1/.). See also tests under Scouting (Parents' Review, May, 1920): all girls should take the First Aid (No. 18) and Housecraft (No. 7) Tests. Make a garment for the "Save the Children Fund"; for particulars apply to 20 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. The books after "Reading" are optional but desirable.
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, (ruled single, double lines and squares), 8 1/2d. each, and Cambridge paper for the Examination 2/6 for 4 quires (not less); envelopes to match 2/6 a packet. Also the School Badge (6/-), School Hat Band (4/6), and Ribbon 8/6 a yard. Badges stencilled in washing colours on pale blue linen may also be obtained, 4 ½ d. unmounted, 6d. 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. For particulars apply to Miss P. N. Bowser, c/o P.N.E.U. Office.
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