Manual and Household Arts

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E.L. Boardman, State Printer, 1905 - 28 páginas

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Página 23 - A welleducated gentleman may not know many languages — may not be able to speak any but his own — may have read very few books. But whatever language he knows, he knows precisely ; whatever word he pronounces, he pronounces rightly...
Página 89 - Then, as touching the kind of work done by these two men, the more I think of it I find this conclusion more impressed upon me, — that the greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way.
Página 23 - And, therefore, first of all, I tell you, earnestly and authoritatively, (I know I am right in this,) you must get into the habit of looking intensely at words, and assuring yourself of their meaning, syllable by syllable — nay letter by letter.
Página 77 - ... with special reference to the effects of alcoholic drinks, stimulants and narcotics upon the human system.
Página 89 - I find this conclusion more impressed upon me, — that the greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one.
Página 132 - ... in proper language. The punctuation, spelling, syntax, penmanship, choice of words, and style should not, it is true, be made a matter of criticism in connection with the other lessons, but only in the language lesson proper. But the pupil will learn language, all the same, by the written and oral recitations. The oral grammar lessons from the first year to the middle of the fifth year should deal chiefly with the use of language, gradually introducing the grammatical technique as it is needed...
Página 80 - Dirty shops and stores, dirty saloons and dance-halls, dusty kinds of business, like marble-cutting, sorting of feathers, or making cigars, are bad for weak lungs. To sit bent over one's sewing or other work is bad. Self-indulgence and intemperance are very bad. Vice which weakens the strong kills the weak. Things Good for Weak Lungs. Fresh air in plenty prevents consumption. Sunshine kills the germs. Choose sunny rooms. Open the windows and let the air in. Keep the house clean. If a consumptive...
Página 38 - ... is invaluable. Dictation exercises show connected or related sentences, and the careful attention the pupil is obliged to give to this class of work begets in him the very habit that is so necessary to his future progress in written language. In reading to a class a sentence at a time, the auditor must think how he will write it, and then the act of comparing his own effort with the work from which the extract was read forces him into the habit of seeing the logical connection of sentences, and...
Página 2 - The course of study is the measuring rod or scale which is used to determine at what point in the eight years' work in the elementary course' a pupil's work has arrived. It should not be used as the Procrustean bed on which to stretch the work of the school in order to give uniformity.
Página 132 - The faulty English should be criticised as showing confusion of thought or memory, and should be corrected in this sense. But solecisms of speech should be silently noted by the teacher for discussion in the regular language lesson.

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