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SPECIAL METHOD IN HISTORY

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HISTORY

A COMPLETE OUTLINE OF A COURSE OF
STUDY IN HISTORY FOR THE GRADES

BELOW THE HIGH SCHOOL

BY

CHARLES A. MCMURRY, PH.D.
DIRECTOR OF PRACTICE DEPARTMENT, NORTHERN ILLINOIS

STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, DE KALB, ILLINOIS

New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., LTD.

All rights reserved

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PREFACE

This book contains a plan of a complete course of study in history for the grades below the high school, It is an attempt not only to outline this historical course, but also to point out with definiteness the materials which may appear in each year's study, to estimate the value and fitness of the matter selected for each grade, and to discuss and illustrate at some length the method of handling these materials.

A separate chapter is given to a somewhat full discussion of each of the four grades of work.

The chapter containing the course of study names the topics for each year's work, and also points out at length the correlations with geography, reading, and literature, while a separate chapter discusses the value of these correlations.

The final chapter contains for each year a carefully selected and arranged series of books for children and teachers.

It is hoped that this list will enable the teacher to carry out practically the course of study which precedes it.

In order to carry out the plan of oral instruction advocated for fourth and fifth grades, the author has prepared three small volumes of Pioneer History Stories of America, which are designed to furnish

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