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not be ascertained. Seven per cent entered work toward good citizienship in state and another school, and seven per cent com- nation. pleted the two-year commercial certificate The resolutions adopted by the comcourse. Seventy-eight per cent of all with- mittee regarding character education drawals occurred in the eighth, ninth, and tenth grades. Only two per cent of the 1. That the objectives of education in withdrawals were failures, while eight per a republic are the transmission of cent were A or superior students. Forty knowledge from generation to generation, per cent of all the withdrawals and fifty- the development of abilities and scholarthree per cent of those who withdrew to ship, the maturing of character according enter employmnt were doing D or just to wise standards based on human exabove passing work.

perience.

2. That the use of public money for The twenty-four most popular stories

public school education entitles the genselected by fourth grade children in an experiment conducted in the University from the public schools, not merely in

eral public to a good citizenship product Elementary School of the State University tellectual development on the part of of Iowa by Miss Wilma Garnett are as

pupils. follows:

3. That the sanctions for character 1. Brother Rabbit and the Little Girls. education in public schools be the Con2. Wee Willie Winkie.

stitution of the nation and that of each 3. At Home with Grandfather.

state and especially the common stan4. Whittington's Cat.

dards of good conduct which 5. Baker's Blue Jay Yarn.

sanctioned by human experience. 6. Dog of Flanders.

4. That the religious sanctions for 7. Little Lord Fauntleroy, Chapter I. conduct and character be taught the chil8. Tom Sawyer, Chapter II.

dren and made effective by the churches. 9. The Ransom of Red Chief.

5. That the curriculum be considered 10. King of the Golden River.

full and whatever school time is allowed II. Gold Tree and Silver Tree.

to character education be deducted from 12. Pinocchio.

present assignments to other subjects, so 13. The Cat That Walked by Himself.

that neither the children nor the teacher 14. Blue Beard.

shall be overworked; that character 15. Rikki Tikki Tavi.

education be considered as permeating all 16. The Griffin and the Minor Canon. subjects and appropriate at any time. 17. Moufflou.

6. That in planning character educa18. Robinson Crusoe Builds a Home.

tion as an important element in the public 19. Tom Sawyer, Chapter I.

schools regard be had for the ability of 20. Brothers of Angels.

the teacher and the capacity of the chil21. Alenoushka and Her Brother.

dren for interest in, understanding and 22. Benjamin Franklin.

fulfillment of moral ideas. 23. The Three Citrons.

7. That the unit for which character 24. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

education in elementary schools should -- Journal of Educational Research.

be planned is the school as a whole. The Delaware State Committee on

8. That normal school training school Character Education has adopted resolu- include preparation for character educations recommending classroom clubs, to

tional work.-School and Society. be known as “Uncle Sam's Boys and Girls,” to take part in the management For the past two years the Bureau of and discipline of the classroom and to Education has organized in co-operation

with the American Legion, a week of dis- used. One girl drew figures with crayon, cussion of educational matters under the another made a charcoal landscape, a title, “American Education Week.” The third worked with water colors, and a dates selected for this year are November fourth painted in black and white. 17-23. A program has been arranged which will be brought to the attention of Last year the children of Port Huron, the people of the United States by Michigan, received first prize in the Better proclamations issued by the President, by Homes contest for the model houses which the governors of the several states, and by they built and furnished. This year they the local government officials.

are erecting and equipping a second house It is recommended that in special as which they will convert into a laboratory semblies, in parent-teacher meetings, in for further study. churches, in clubs, and in the schools

The entire community has had a share themselves, the week be devoted to the dis- in the undertaking. Architectural drawcussion of educational topics according to ings were supplied by an interested group the following schedule: Monday, Con- of architects; the city excavated ground stitution Day; Tuesday, Patriotism Day; for the house on the school campus; the Wednesday, School and Teacher Day; Chamber of Commerce furnished the Thursday, Illiteracy Day; Friday, Physi- brick; and contracting firms gave macal Education Day; Saturday, Commun- terial for construction. Labor unions ity Day; Sunday, For God and Country worked with the boys and directed the Day.

actual building operations. While the Teachers and superintendents are urged boys made the furniture, the girls wove to use their influence in securing as wide- rugs, sewed linen and made other housespread attention to this program as hold necessities. possible. Special materials for publica When completed, the house will be tion in newspapers will be supplied by the turned over for community uses. MeetBureau of Education.—School Review.

ings will be held there and activities of all

kinds will flourish. “This is the way I West High School of Cleveland, in expect to teach them good citizenship,” addition to its usual musical events and explains Miss Elizabeth Carlisle, Director plays each spring, has an art program in of the Department of Civics at the Washthe auditorium. In a recent program of ington Junior High School, who has done this kind the cultural side of the art course most of the planning. "The children are was illustrated by two pupils who gave learning community civics from life. The talks on Turner and Rosa Bonheur. model home gives them a wonderful Slides loaned by the art museum, show- opportunity for service.ing portraits of these two artists and some of their best known pictures, were Mario Giani, writing from Rome, thrown on the screen.

Italy, reports that playgrounds are to be Next came a group of living pictures in established near every school in Italy, which students posed as Sargent's Hosea, each with an adequately trained physician Carpaccio's Boy Playing a Mandolin, and trained nurse, so that the playgrounds William Merrit Chase's Alice, and will become centers of community hygiene Whistler's Mother.

as well as places of well directed play and Five girls showed how a picture is activity. A special department of the made. A poem, The Little Artist, was read national government has been established and each of the girls illustrated a stanza,

to deal with activities intended for the the presentation being so arranged that a betterment of workers' conditions, physinumber of different media of art were cally and morally, during the leisure

hours. This department is interested in this book has been prepared by two the physical education of the young, more Michigan men it is anticipated that a especially in relation to the hours follow- number of Michigan high schools will give ing the daily work.The Playground. it a trial as a basis of the discussions in A new book which should be of much tion Journal.

their faculty meetings.-Michigan Educainterest to superintendents and high school principals, is one by Professors The United States Post Office has preG. M. Whipple and J. B. Edmonson of the pared a series of accounts of heroic acts by School of Education of the University of employees of the Department that deserves Michigan. The book is entitled “Prob a wide use in the schools. Among the lems of a High School Teaching Staff” and incidents recorded, those taking place in is designed for use as a basis of faculty the outlying districts are most stirring. In meetings in the high school. It is one of the cities the storms are disagreeable the Whipple “Educational Problem enough, but in the sparsely settled Series,” published by the Public School country districts they try men's souls to Publishing Company of Bloomington, the limit. Even the dwellers on islands in Illinois, but it differs from the other books the great lakes must be reached, though in this series in that it has been specifically ice and blizzard intervene. Peace indeed prepared for high school faculty meetings “hath its victories.” The Journal of and is not designed for college or uni- Educational Method. versity classes. In view of the fact that

NEWS OF CHICAGO SCHOOLS

A local daily had in large headlines scientifically relief is surely in sight. recently: Three Billions for Crime in one year. The entire outlay during the past

The junior high schools began their year for education in all of its phases;

important work with an enrollment of elementary schools, high schools, colleges 5,000 pupils. By February 1, the beginning and universities, did not exceed one

of the second semester, from 1,200 billion. Yet some people think our edu to 1,500 more are expected. This is a recational program is expensive. Is it?

markable showing for so

young an In the language of a poet:

institution. Both pupils and parents are "Were half the power that fills the world with terror,

delighted with the new situation. Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts There are now only five junior high Given to redeem the human mind of error,

schools. Within two years—by 1926

fourteen more will be ready for occupancy. There are at present forty-eight vacant During the Christmas holidays there rooms in elementary schools of recent will be held another examination for construction in Chicago. These rooms teachers for junior high schools. Subjects: would afford great relief in the many non-academic. overcrowded districts. The present build During the absence of Professor Judd ing staff has been collecting data and is from his evening class on Junior High placing new buildings, and enlarging old Schools, Mr. Gonnelly, District Superinones in localities where relief is most tendent in charge of junior high schools, needed. It is making recommendations conducted his classes. to place buildings in accordance with these Following are the tentative curriculums findings. When a problem is attacked for junior high schools, adopted by the

There were no need of arsenals and forts."

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NINTH YEAR

Board of Education, September 3, 1924.

Health and General Science...

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Shop (Electric, or Print, or Metal, or Wood) 2 Five tentative curriculums have been

Music prepared for the Chicago junior high Foreign Language (French, or German, or Latin, or

Spanish, Choose 1).....

5 schools: General Academic, Technical, Commercial, Practical Arts, and House

Total......

..30 hold Arts. Each one has been outlined to

TECHNICAL COURSE show by years the list of subjects and the

Physical Education and Health...

3 number of periods per week. The school Social Studies....

English day of five hours is divided into seven

Music ..

2 periods—six recitation periods of forty- Mathematics five minutes each and one special period Shop Electric, Print, Metal, Wood, 10 weeks of

Health and General Science..

3 of thirty minutes to be devoted to each)

Art

2 miscellaneous work. In the seventh grade all pupils will

Total..

.30 take the same academic subjects. In the

Physical Education and Health.. eighth and ninth grades differentiation is Social Studies...

5 provided, but all pupils will be required to English

4 Music

2 take a core group of subjects consisting Mathematics

4

3 of health activities, social studies, English, General Science..

Shop (Electric, or Print, or Metal, or Wood). 5 science, mathematics, music, art and shop Mechanical Drawing..

4 or home economics. Each curriculum

Total.......

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3

5 who are out of harmony with their school Social Studies...

English

4 environment special opportunity classes Art

2 will be formed by modifying the curricu- Health and General Science.

Mathematics

4

3 lums to suit individual needs.

Shop (Electric, or Print, or Metal, or Wood). 5

Mechanical Drawing..
GENERAL ACADEMIC COURSE

Total.....

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COMMERCIAL COURSE
SUBJECT
Physical Education and Health...

3
Social Studies...
5 Physical Education and Health..

3 English 5 Social Studies..

5 Music

2 English Mathematics 5 Music

2 Health and General Science.

3 Mathematics Shop (Electric, Print, Metal, Wood, ten weeks Health and General Science.

3 of each).....

5 Shop (Electric, Print, Metal, Wood, ten weeks Art

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5 Art

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EIGHTH YEAR

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Social Studies...

Physical Education and Health...

3 English

Social Studies....

5 Music

English

4 Mathematics

Music

2 Health and General Science.

Mathematics

4 Shop (Electric, or Print, or Metal, or Wood).

General Science..

3 Art

Shop (Electric, or Print, or Metal, or Wood). 2 Foreign Language (Latin, or French, or German, or

Art

2 Spanish, Choose 1)....

5
Typewriting

3 Filing and Office Practice..

2 Total.....

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3 Social Studies... English

Physical Education and Health...

3 Art

Social Studies....

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SEVENTH YEAR
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.30 Each curriculum has been planned to attain these seven fundamental objectives of education: Health, Command of Fundamental Processes, Worthy Home Membership, Citizenship, Vocation, Worthy Use of Leisure, Ethica: Character.

All subjects will emphasize citizenship and service. The social studies, (geography, history, and civics), form the core of every curriculum. They will emphasize living together in harmony.

To aid teachers in, presenting these curriculums a syllabus has been prepared for each of the following subjects: Social Studies, English, Health and Genera! Science, Mathematics, Art, and Household Arts. A syllabus for each of the other subjects will be prepared in the near future.

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4 Music ..

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2 Social Studies.....

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4 Art

2 Mathematics

4 Health and General Science. Shop (Electric, or Print, or Metal, or Wood, Choose 1)......

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.30 HOUSEHOLD ARTS COURSE

SEVENTH YEAR Physical Education and Health..

3 Social Studies.

5 English

5 Music

2 Mathematics

5 Health and General Science.

3 Shop (Sewing, Cooking)

5 Art

2

Teachers who have not received the weekly bulletin of the Chicago Department of Health should notify the department. Copies are sent free of charge to all Chicago teachers and principals.

* * "Strict and Efficient Drill” is the slogan for fire drills. Within the past few months two hundred school buildings have been inspected with regard to fire hazards, and a hundred fire drills have been witnessed. The basis of the inspection has been: 1. The safety of occupants; 2. The protection of property; and 3. The technical compliance with the City Code—Proceedings of the Board of Education. These drills have been witnessed and buildings inspected by the committee appointed for the purpose by the Mayor.

Mr. Charles Perrine, Principal of Parker High School will take charge of the Lake View High School, and Wilbur Wright of the Gladstone will be the new head of the Parker High.

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High school teachers who have among their pupils those who are deaf or partially deaf, are asked to call the attention of such students to the fact that a class in speech reading has been organized in Parker High School, and that it is open to students from other high schools needing such training. This class is under the direction of Miss Annah S. Taylor who is

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