Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Printers., 1866
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Página 111 - The course of instruction shall embrace the English language and literature, mathematics, military tactics, civil engineering, agricultural chemistry, animal and vegetable anatomy and physiology, the veterinary art, entomology, geology and such other natural sciences as may be prescribed, political, rural and household economy, horticulture, moral philosophy, history, book-keeping and especially the application of science and the mechanic arts to practical agriculture.
Página 159 - ... recorded against the name of the pupil before the teacher receives this notice, shall be allowed to remain, and in making up the attendance averages, such absences shall be regarded the same as any other absences.
Página 86 - ... was thought best, therefore, to omit them. We must endeavor to make the catalogue accurate so far as it goes. The examination of the book should be thorough. Additional particulars may hereafter be added in the form of notes, without disturbing the work first done. The work upon which we have entered is not the work of a day, nor of a year. It demands long-continued, patient labor. Should it be successful, as we have every reason to hope that it will be, its best results will be realized after...
Página 125 - First Year. — Laying out of farms; Arrangement and planning of farm buildings; Farm Implements; General principles of tillage; Principles of drainage; Laying out and construction of drains; Methods of seeding; Harvesting of crops; Principles of Stock-breeding; Breeds of domestic animals — their characteristics and adaptation to particular purposes. Fourth Year. — General principles of farm economy; Manures...
Página 128 - Each student not exempt for physical disability, is required to labor three hours a day on the farm or in the gardens. The number of hours may be increased to four or diminished to two and a half. Some compensation (see means of defraying expenses) is allowed ; but the labor is regarded as an essential part of the educational system of the College, and is performed with special reference to illustrating and applying the instruction of the lecture-room.
Página 127 - Arches, Framing, Bridge and Road Building. Students have the use of Chain, Compass and other instruments for practice; and receive instruction in the field as well as in the Lecture Room, each student being required to take charge of field surveys, and to become practically acquainted with the use of the Level.
Página 126 - PHYSIOLOGY.—In this department, particular attention is given to the Anatomy and Physiology of domestic animals. The course is illustrated by anatomical preparations, and Diagrams, representing the comparative structure of the organs of locomotion, digestion, circulation, respiration and reproduction of each branch of the animal kingdom. Dissections of animals are made, to render the student familiar with the appearance, situation and relation of the organs of the animal system in a state of health,...
Página 21 - Exclusive of these, reports have been received for 1866, from 735 townships and cities — an increase of twenty-two. No new Counties are reported. The number of districts is 4,625, — an increase of 151. The number of children between the ages of five and twenty years, is 321,311. This is an increase during the year, of 22,704. This is considerably the largest increase of any year in the history of our State. That of 1865 came the nearest to it, viz: 17,440. From this result in the School Census,...
Página 126 - College grounds, is afforded abundant opportunities for the application of the instruction received in the classroom. It is intended that each student shall have practical experience in every cultural operation. In addition to these methods of instruction, a course of lectures is given on the history, theory and practice of Horticulture.

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