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NOTES AND ABSTRACTS
HEADS OF GALLERY LESSONS
SIMULTANEOUS AND CLASS TEACHING,
LEDBURY: BAYLIS. WORCESTER: DEIGHTON.
NOTES AND ABSTRACTS
HEADS OF GALLERY LESSONS; ;
SIMULTANEOUS AND CLASS TEACHING.
FOR THE USE OF TEACHERS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, PUPIL TEACHERS, AND
CANDIDATES FOR CERTIFICATES,
Respectfully dedicated to
And the Members of the
A. J. BURROWS,
Part the first.
“The child is father to the man.”
London : Hamilton, Adams, & Co.
Hereford : Head.
Preparing for Publication:
Part II., which completes the work. This second part will contain Notes of Lessons on the history and contents of the Prayer Book, on Church History, Arithmetic, English History, the Mineral Kingdom, and Physical Science. Under the last head will be included the Atmosphere, Sound, Wind, Tides, Snow and Hail, Evaporation, the Common Pump, Barometer, Leyer, &c. &c.
Lessons on the Structure and Functions of the different parts of Plants, the Distribution of Plants, Animals, and Man, the Gulf Stream, Motions of the Earth, Eclipses, Seasons, Manufacture of Paper, Pins, and Porcelain, the Invention of Printing, and other subjects, will also be inserted.
PRINTED BY P. BAYLIS, LEDBURY,
The publication of the following Notes has been undertaken at the request of many friends and promoters of education, some of whom are practically engaged in the work. The object of the writer has been to furnish well-tried methods of arrangement those which have received the sanction of men eminent for their ability and success as educators; and he feels convinced that by so doing he has rendered more important service than could result from the adoption of methods of his own devising, however carefully digested such might be. It will be perceived that the notes are of two kinds ;-viz., such as may serve the purpose of a teacher while conducting the lesson, and such as he would prepare if called upon to give proof of his ability in this department of the school routine. Notes of Lessons for the inspection of others should contain, in addition to the matter, the methods employed. While, therefore, a few brief notes will serve the purpose of the Teacher, it will be necessary to enter somewhat more minutely into a subject which is intended to be brought under the notice of an Examiner, or one of H. M. Inspectors. Several of the Scriptural Lessons will be found to contain both the matter and the practical methods of conducting them.
Pieces of poetry upon the subject of the lesson have been introduced whenever suitable verses could be so applied. These will not be considered as altogether valueless by persons who reflect that poetry is the language of childhood. Of children it may be said as of the bard of yore-that they "lisp in numbers.” The rhymes of the nursery, and the less appropriate doggrel of the streets, are eagerly caught up by them, and reproduced amid their sports and pastimes. Good selections will tend to open up the mind to the perception of the beautiful in nature,--to lead it onwards to nature's God, and to store it with imagery, the remembrance of which cannot fail to impart a charm to some of the less