Programme 94. (The 94th term of work set since the Parents' Union School began.) L...
(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 The Rev. H. Costley-White (Murray, 8/6), Vol, IV., pp. 8-56 (a) S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas* (2/8), (b) Historical Geography of the Holy Land by S. R. Macphail (Olark, +/-), pp 40-72. (c) Helps to the Study of the Bible (Oxford Press, 3/-). (d) The Savior of the World, Vol. VI. (P.N.E.U. Office, 8/-), pp. 1-55
(e) The Acts*, by E. M. Knox, pp. 324-401(Macmillan, 4/6), (f) (optional) The Prayer Book in the Church, by The Rev. W. E. Campbell (Longmans, 8/-), pp. 14-29, with lessons on Advent and Christmas.
For Sunday Reading (optional):
(a) The Romance of the Bible, by G. Hollis (Wells, Gardner, Darton, 5/-), pp. 169-282. Shackleton: A Memory, by H. Bagbie (Mills & Boon, 2/3), Letters to my Grandson on the World about Him, by the Hon. Stephen Coleridge (Mills & Boon, 2/-). An English Church History for Children, Vol. L, by M. Shipley (Methuan, 4/8), pp. 168-242.
A Century Book. Choose and inscribe mottoes (in beautiful lettering, see"Bridges").
For private daily Bible reading, children may use Daily Readings from the Old Testament, by H.Franklin and L.Montagn (Williams & Nargate, 2/6). For New Testament: A Gospel in suitable portions. (b) A Boy's Book of Prayer, by A. Devine (Methnen)
Choose and transcribe passages (in beautiful writing from Bridges) Poems of To-day, 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.
(See Meiklejohn, 178-183)
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 that must scan on events that have struck you. Christmas letters to friends abroad on general news.
Parse and analyse from books read, making progress each term. Meiklejohn's A new Grammar of the English Tongue (4/-), pp.64-85
Literature (including holiday and evening reading).
The History of English Literature for Boys and Girls, by H. E. Marshall (Jack, 10/6), (omit this term). Shakespeare's King John (Blackie, Plaintext, 6d.). Scott's Ivanhoe (Dent, 2/6). Read from De Joinville's Chronicles of the Crusades (2/6). Poems of Today,* Series II. (Sidgwick & Jackon 8/6): know the poems of six poets.
Arnold Forster's A History of England (Cassell, 8/6), pages 131-186 (1154-1307). Scott's Tales of a Grandfather (University Press, 2/3), pp 84-106. Make a chart of the 12th Century (1100-1200), (see reprint from P.R., July, 1910, 3d.). Read the daily news and keep a calendar of events.
Creighton's First History of France* (Longmans, 5/-) pp. 45-81 (1154-1307).
Read from De Joinville's Chronicles of the Crusades* (Dens, 2/6). The British Museum for Children,* by Frances Epps (P.N.E.U. Office 3/8), Chapter 12. Teacher study preface. Keep a Book of Centuries* (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/6), putting in illustrations from all the history studied. Stories from Indian History (O.L.S.I.), Vol. 1., 2/-, pp. 1-25.
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). most important. Social and Industrial Life, * by St. Loe Strachey (Macmillan, 2/6), pp. 178-218
The Ambleside Geography Books, Book IV* (4/-), pp.54-97. Fighting for Sea Power in the Days of Soil, * by H.W. Household (Macmillan, 3/-), pp. 193-226. Geikie's Physical Geography (Macmillan, 1/9), pp. 19-37. (Optional) Washington Irving's Alhambra (Macmillan, 2/6.
Know something about foreign places coming into notice in the current newspapers. Ten minutes' exercises on the map of Great Britain every week. Philip's Atlas of Comparative Geography (new edition, 8/6), 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.K. Fleure (Oxford Press, 2/6). Teacher may find useful Out-door Geography, by H. Hatch (Blackie, 8/-).
Natural History and Botany.
The Study of Plant Life,* by H.O. Stopes (Blackie, 6/-), pp. 1-34. First Year of Scientific Knowledge,* by Paul Bert (Relfe, 5/-), pp. and 127-144 and 376-384.
Keep a Nature Note-Book (P.N.E.U. Office, interleaved 2/6), with flower and bird lists, and make daily notes. For out-of-door work choose some special August to December study from Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide (Longmans, 6/6), or, The Changing Year by F.M. Haines (Wadsworth, 3/-), or, Countryside Rambles, by W.S. Furneaux (Philip, 2/6).
Architecture* (Jack, 3/8), pp. 108-127. Our Wonderful Universe,* by A. Giberne (S.P.C.K., 6/6), pp. 58-60.
Pendlebury's New Schilling Arithmetic,* pp. 100-118 (Bell, 2/8). 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. Huli and F. Stevens (Macmillan, Parts i-iv., 3/6), pp. 95-97, 99-101, 104, 106. Revise Theorems 35-68.
The School Set of Mathematical Instruments (Macmillan, 2/-).
Siepmann's Primary German Course,* by O. Siepmann (Macmillan, 5/-), Lessons 15-16 inclusive. Teacher study preface, using the lessons (with narration), exercises, grammar, stories, poems, etc., as suggested.
or preferably, Italian.
Parini's Italian Conversation Grammar* (Hachette, 6/6), Exercises 15-20, or, better, A New Italian Grammar,* by E. Grillo (Blackie, 6/-, pp. 18-24, 180-287.
Second Latin Course, by Scott Jones (Blackie, 8/6), pp. 88-104; each lesson to be followed by narration, or, Dr. Smith's First Latin Course* (Murray, 4/-), pp. 27-48, with exercises on pp. 45-48.
Primary French Course,* Part II., byt O. Siepmann (Macmillan, 8/-), Lessons 18-22 inclusive, with grammar and exercises. Teacher study preface. Read and narrate Nouveaux Contes Francais, pax Marc Cappi (Bell, 2/-), pp. 1-82; parse two pages.
Read several poems and learn one from Longer Poems for Recitaition (Blackie, 8d.).
The Fesole Club Papers by W.G. Collingwood (out of -- print), Animal studies, Illustrations of (scenes?) from Literature. Study, describe (and draw from memory details of) six reproductions* of pictures by Durer (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/- 1/2d. the set). 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, Psalms 145 and 146. Two modern poems, or a scene from King John, or two ballads (Historical Ballads, Blackie, 1/.).
Reading. (including holiday and evening reading).
Books sat under Literature, History, Geography, Recitations, should afford exercise in careful reading and in composition. Poetry should be read daily. Bulfinch's Age of Fable* (Deut, 2/0), pp. 277-304.
See Programme of Music (Brahms), Parents' Review, September, 1922: Our Work (Questions will be as: on this subject). The Listener's Guide to Music, by P. Scholes (Oxford Press, 4/-), may be used.
Singing. (See Programmes of Music)
Three French songs, French Song, with Music (Blacking, 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 and Co. words and voice parts 1/9 each, complete with music 6/4 8/-). Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing (Curwen, 2/6). Fifty Steps in Sight-Singing, by Arthur Sommervell, steps 27-82 (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 (PNEU 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 & Spottiswoods, 1/6) four tables. Ex-Students, House of Education Drills. How to Teach Dances (Evans, 4/5).
So some definite house or garden work. Cooking: Tried Favourites Cookery Book (Horace Marshall), 2/3). Make Christmas presents and provide a Christmas entertainment with gifts you have made for poor children. Henton's Cardboard Modelling (Newman, 6/-) make six models. (Materials from Arnold & Son, Butterley St. Hunslet Lane, Leeds). Simple Garments for Children, by Synge (Longmans 6/.) Constructive and Decorative Stitchery, by L.G. Foster (8/6):design and make a garment. Darn and mend garments from the wash each week: First Lessons in Darning and Mending (PNEU Office, 2d.), may be used. Teacher will find useful What shall we make? by M. La Trobe Foster (O.M.S., 1/.). See also (unless working as Girl 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.
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, 5/8, School Education, 6/- (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 1/6 for 4 quirez (not less); special clipped book post envelopes, one for the two journeys, 4d. for 8. Also the School Badge (4/6). School Est Band (2/6), and Ribbon 2/8 a yard. Badges stencilled in washing colours on pale blue linen may also be obtained, 4 1/2d. unmounted, 6d. mounted.
N.B. 5.--Members are particularly asked to follow the notes under Our Work in the Parents' Review.
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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