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Recent additions to Greek territory as a result of the
Special topic: Carmen Sylva.
King Peter and his people.
Servia in the Balkan wars.
Rivalry with Greece and Servia.
NATIONALISM AND IMPERIALISM.
“ Medieval and Modern Times," J. H. kobinson. “New Map of Europe," H. A. Gibbons. “New Map of Africa," H. A. Gibbons. “ England and Germany," Schmitt. A. Nationalism as a factor in the making of modern his.
Nationalist feeling in Poland and Finland.
pose of controlling their products, getting trade with natives, investing money in the development of nat.
ural resources." (J. H. Robinson.) II. Imperialism a cause of international disputes. 1. In the Far East. Japanese, Russian, German, and British interests in
China and Korea.
The Fashoda incident.
The race for Central Africa.
The Agadir incident.
Pan-Slavism vs. Pan-Germanism.
Berlin to Bagdad railway project.
C. Common tendency toward industrialism.
of urban life. D. Moral and intellectual unity throughout the civilized
First and second peace conferences.
the settlement of international disputes. II. Socialism-an international movement.
Definition of Socialism.
Socialists in the revolution of 1848.
Socialists in the Third Republic.
The Fabian Society.
The “war on poverty."
The social democrats.
EVENTS LEADING TO THE GREAT WAR.
“Modern European History," Charles D. Hazen.
WHERE TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON THE WAR.
Teachers interested in the relation of the war to the schools of the country can obtain aid and advice from: The National Board for Historical Service, 1133 Woodward
Building, Washington, D. C. United States Bureau of Education, Division of Civic Edu
cation, Washington, D. C. Committee on Public Information, Division of Educational
Co-operation, 10 Jackson Place, Washington, D. C. The Committee on Patriotism, through Education of the
National Security League, 31 Pine Street, New York
FORCES TENDING TO INTERNATIONALISM.
Keynote: "Above all nations is humanity.”—Goethe. General References:
Text-books as above. “Social Progress in Contemporary Europe,” F. A. Ogg.
“ History of Socialism,” Kirkup. A. Solidarity of the world owing to easy and rapid trans
portation and communication. Steam railway and steam navigation. Suez and Panama Canals.
Post, telephone, telegraph and cable. B. Common movement towards democracy throughout the
civilized world. The present war from one point of view the last incident
in the long struggle for the rights of man.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2 Jackson
Place, Washington, D. C. National Committee of Patriotic and Defense Societies,
Southern Building, Washington, D. C. The World Peace Foundation, 40 Mt. Vernon Street,
Boston, Mass. American Association for International Conciliation, 407
W. 117th Street, New York City. The American Society for Judicial Settlement of Interna
tional Disputes, Baltimore, Md. The Editor, THE HISTORY TEACHER'S MAGAZINE, Phila
Based upon this experience, the writer concludes that one field of history should be offered for all entering students, and that this one field should be English history. Professor Barker continues his source readings in Texas history. An index to Volume 1 to 5 of the Bulletin is contained in this number.
Teachers in Colorado and Wisconsin who desire leave of absence to teach in other parts of the country in order to become acquainted with conditions elsewhere, may obtain permission to do so from the boards of education under the terms of recent acts passed by the Legislatures of those States. There is a considerable amount of exchange in the teaching force of colleges and universities, particularly in summer schools. Exchange professorships with foreign countries have also been arranged, and efforts have been made to provide for an exchange of teachers from different parts of the British Empire. The permission granted in Wisconsin and in Colorado is in accordance with the principles already established for the exchange of professorships. Great good could be accomplished not only for the individual teacher, but also for school systems if a broader exchange of the teaching profession were possible.
“An Outline for the Study of the History of Idaho, with Reading Lists and References" has been prepared by Professor H. L. Talkington, of the Lewiston State Normal School, and is issued in the “Idaho Bulletin of Education,” Volume 2, No. 4. Professor Talkington divides the history of Idaho into sixteen chapters, in which he includes the era of exploration, routes to the west, the fur trading era, the missionary period, the mining era, immigration to the west, the geography of Idaho, early settlements and roads, political history of the Oregon country, political history of Idaho, Indian wars, public lands, educational systems, State educational institutions, other State institutions, and local history and civics. Each one of these topics is accompanied by an outline and brief bibliography and suggestions as to the method of handling the subject.
“The Battle Line of Democracy,” an anthology prepared by the Committee on Public Information, Washington, D. C., which was mentioned in THE History TEACHER's MAGAZINE for September as selling for 25 cents, has been changed in price to 15 cents. Requests for copies should be sent to the Committee on Public Information.
“The Public School System in Relation to the Coming Conflict for National Supremacy” is a pamphlet by V. S. Bryant published by Longmans, Green & Company, for the English Committee on the Neglect of Science. The work shows an analysis of the curriculum in the private and public schools of England. It expounds the role of science in the general scheme of education. An idea of the constructive policy of the author may be gained from the following quotation: “A new method must replace the old, which, without sacrificing the formation of moral fibre, will at the same time produce men of energy, men of decision and men of business. The classical system does not and cannot produce this type which is so absolutely and so immediately essential for the attainment of national suprem: acy in the future.”
The proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Session of the State Literary and Historical Association of North Carolina contain a number of interesting papers among which may be noted “The Sovereign State of . North Carolina, 17s-1780" by w. W. Pierson, Jr.; “Suffrage in North Carolina,” by W. S. Wilson; “History of Crimes and Punishments in North Carolina” by T. M. Pittman; and “North Carolina Bibliography 1916" by M. W. Leatherman.
The meeting of the Tufts College Teachers’ Association on October 27 will have certain papers of interest to teachers of history and government. Dr. John S. Scully will speak on “Up To The Minute Teaching” at the morning session at Packard Hall, Tufts College. In the afternoon there will be a series of conferences including one on “Recent Changes in History” at which the changes in the various fields of history will be discussed by Harriet E. Tuell, Roy W. Hatch, George S. Pearson, Winthrop Tirrell and others. A luncheon will be served on the campus and tickets may be secured there.
Miss Blanche Leavitt, Teacher in the Rogers High School, Newport, R. I., since 1896, died on September 16. Miss Leavitt was not only a remarkably successful teacher of
history but devoted much of her time to historical associations.
A New England Board for Historical Service, composed of a group of historians in New England, has been organized to co-operate with the National Board in Washington. The New England group has been devoting its attention to the giving of lectures and informal addresses on the historic facts underlying the war issues. A series of lectures was given at White Mountain hotels during the past summer by Prof. Arthur I. Andrews, of Tufts College, and Dr. Mason W. Tyler, of the University of Minnesota. The New England Board has organized a body of specialists in history, who have offered their services freely to any community which desires lectures upon the historic aspects of the war. The only stipulations are the guarantee of the lecturer's expenses and a respectable audience. Details concerning the topics of the lectures and the available lecturers can be obtained from the secretary, Prof. Arthur I. Andrews, Tufts College, Mass.
The National Security League (31 Pine Street, New York City) has published a series of pamphlets entitled “Patriotism Through Education.” Thirteen of these pamphlets have come to hand. They are as follows: “Knowledge by the People the True Basis of National Security,” by S. Stanwood Menken; “Getting Your Audience,” by Rev. Dr. Sartell Prentice; “What Our Country Asks of Its Young Women,” by Mrs. Percy V. Pennypacker; “Some Neglected Aspects of Public Speaking,” by Prof. Solomon H. Clark; “The Ideals of Our War,” by Prof. Robert McNutt McElroy; “Fourth of July Oration,” by Hon. George W. Wickersham; “The Food Administration,” by Frederic C. Woodward; “The Outlook for Democracy,” by Dr. William H. Hobbs; “The German Tragedy,” by Dr. Henry W. Farnam; “Democracy and World Politics.” by Dr. Shailer Mathews; “Hurry Up, America!" by Pomeroy Burton; “The Navy and the War,” by Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt; “Suggestions for Speakers on the United States and the World War,” by Prof. Richard T. Elv. The league has also published a Hand Book of the War for Public Speakers (25 cents), edited by Albert Bushnell Hart and Arthur O. Lovejoy.
The Wisconsin Loyalty Legion (228 First National Bank Building, Milwaukee, Wis.) has prepared a series of lectures to be given throughout the State. Among the topics listed for these lectures are: “Why We Are at War;” “Mobilization of a Nation:” “Feeding a World at War;”
“Caring for the Injured;” “Financing the War;” “Our Fighting Forces;” “Civilian Care for Fighters;” and “Autocracy Versus Democracy.”
“The Trade of the Delaware District Before the Revolution,” by Mary Alice Hanna, appears as No. 4, Volume 2, of the Smith College Studies in History. The study is divided into three parts: The Economic Conditions in the Delaware District Before 1763; British Trade and Revenue Legislation, 1763-1773; and the Effect of British Legislation. The English legislation, as pointed out, injured the trade of the district because that trade depended upon circuitous routes which were practically forbidden by the “enumerated ” policy. A resort was had to illegal methods on a larger scale than before the restriction legislation was passed. The authority of the vice-admiralty courts and custom houses of the district was completely nullified and “such conditions of trade existed as to make the period for the individual traders more prosperous than any previous one.”
Comments on History Teaching in Colleges
Editor THE HISTORY TEACHER'S MAGAZINE:
DEAR SIR: In the valuable symposium on the elementary college course in history, published in the MAGAZINE for April, is one statement that attracts my attention particularly. On page 112, discussing the field of such a course, Professor Show says, “Every man is fully persuaded in his own eyes that the thing which he is doing is the best thing to do.” That proposition is probably almost absolutely true. I assume that by “best " Professor Show means, and expects the “every man’” to mean, that which is really the most desirable thing to do, from the standpoint of the ideal history teacher. That being understood, the history department at Louisiana State University, as far as the field of the elementary course is concerned, is not doing what it believes to be the best. Both the head of the department, Dr. Walter L. Fleming, and myself, consider that for many reasons, the introductory course in history should be a course in general history. For many years that is what has been offered the freshman, without very satisfactory results. We have found that the attitude of the average freshman is that since such a course covers much the same ground that two of his high school courses did, he has not much to gain from it, and is simply bound to take it, because the faculty, in its pigheaded arbitrariness, has so decreed. About two years ago, Professor Fleming inaugurated an experiment. The old freshman course, “History 1-2,” was re-arranged somewhat. History 1-2, ‘‘The Essentials of History,” was offered as before, but for those students who could give presumptive evidence that they could profit by such a course, “History la-2a.” was offered. This is simply a freshman course, in which the history of England is the narrative thread, to which are attached the “general ” ramifications of European history. In the 1916-1917 session, Professor Fleming and I each had a section of 1-2 and of la-2a. At the midyear examinations I found that in 1-2, out of a section of twenty-seven students, eighteen, or only 66% per cent., passed. In the section of la-2a, thirty out of thirty-two, or 93 per cent. --, passed. This was the larger section, and the one in which I was less interested.
and the percentage taking European in the high school is so small, the course offered to freshmen in college would naturally be in European history, if regard be had to the largest gap in the historical knowledge of an entering class.
HERBERT DARLING Foster.
NEW COURSE OF STUDY IN HISTORY FOR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF PHILADELPHIA.
A new course of study in history for the entire eight grades was put into force in Philadelphia last month. The course was prepared under the direction of Superintendent John P. Garber by a committee composed of District Superintendents, principals of schools and teachers in the high schools. The General Chairman of the Committee was Holman White. The committee was divided into four subcommittees, as follows: History for Grades 7 and 8—Nina L. Crawford, Chairman; for Grades 5 and 6—Dr. Charles A. Coulomb, Chairman; for grades 1, 2, 3 and 4–Louise F. Perring, Chairman; Committee on Methods and Suggestive Lessons—Dr. Albert L. Rowland, Chairman.
The remaining members of the committee were: Horace Hoagland, Dr. Belle F. Clark, William McLaughlin, Charles Buckley, Lillian DuBois, Robert MacMillan, John L. Shroy, Louise H. Haeseler, Helen K. Yerkes, Bertha F. Cox, Margaret L. Gill, Robert C. String, Frances Young, J. Thornton Emrey, Thomas Groetzinger, William Lowry, Edwin Montanye, Harriet Keller,
The course, as will be seen from the summary given below, follows in some respects the recommendations of the Committee of Eight. The instruction runs through three cycles, in each of which the pupil starts with stories of early life, and comes down to American history. Cycle one includes grades one and two, and takes up stories of Indian life and American holidays and festivals; cycle two includes grades three, four and five, beginning with hero stories of legend and history, stories of great explorers, stories of local history and an informal survey of American history through biography. The third cycle includes grades six to eight, beginning with a general account of ancient and medieval life and the age of discovery. This is followed by the history of America down to 1815, and in the eighth grade the century from 1815 to 1917 is treated.
Summary of the Course of Study in History.
GRADES ONE AND TWO.
Oral instruction, dramatization. Grades I and II.
Stories of Indian life.
Appreciation of public holidays and festivals.-Columbus Day; Penn Day; Thanksgiving Day; Lincoln's Birthday; Washington's Birthday; Arbor Day; May Day; Memorial Day; Flag Day (Independence Day).
GRADE THREE. Oral instruction, dramatization, supplementary reading.
Grade 3A-Fall Term.
We explain that by the fact that the novelty of the course is attractive, because no English history is offered in the high schools of this State. Consequently, for the 1917-18 session only the course based on England will be offered to all freshmen.
Here, then, are two men who believe that the best thing to do is to give the freshmen a course in general history, yet are actually giving a course in English history; that is, doing the practical thing.
MILLEDGE, L. Bon HAM, JR.,
CONCLUSIONS FROM STUDY OF 2250 DARTMOUTH
For the four classes, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, there were taken from the admission records the courses for which about 1,500 students received entrance credit in history for work done in high school. Of these 1,500 students, 77 per cent. had received credit for courses in ancient history; 12 per cent. for medieval and modern European; 24 per cent. for English history; 48 per cent. for American history. The percentage receiving credit for at least two courses in history was 61 per cent. Only 13 per cent. appeared to receive credit for at least three courses.
For the last two classes entering (1919, 1920), 750 blanks were filled out by freshmen themselves, showing what courses they had taken in history in high school (or preparatory school)—whether they had received credit for them on entering college or not. Of those 750 freshmen, 85 per cent. had taken ancient history; 23 per cent. medieval and modern European; 35 per cent. English history; 62 per cent. American history. At least two courses in history had been taken by 71 per cent.; at least three courses by 28 per cent.
Putting together the number in four earlier classes who received entrance credit for courses in history, and the number in last two classes who report having taken courses, we find that out of 2,250 undergraduates at Dartmouth in the last six classes (1915-1920), the total percentage who either received entrance credit, or studied the respective courses in high school, was as follows: Ancient history, 80 per cent.; European, 16 per cent.; English, 28 per cent.; American, 53 per cent. Of the total of 2,250, 64 per cent. either
presented or had taken at least two courses; and 18 per.
cent. presented or had taken at least three courses.
David; Ulysses; Alexander; Horatius; Cincinnatus; Sieg
fried; Arthur; Roland.
Grade 3B-Fall Term.
Stories of heroes of legend and history.—Siegfried; Arthur; Roland; Alfred the Great; Richard the Lion Hearted; Robert Bruce; William Tell; Joan of Arc; Peter the Great; Florence Nightingale.
Appreciation of public holidays.
The Crusades.—Pilgrimages; the crusades; the Renaissance.
The discovery of the western world.—Beginnings of discovery; Columbus; John Cabot ; Vasco de Gama; Balboa; Magellan; Cartier; Cortes; Pizarro; Ponce de Leon; De Soto; Coronado.
European ambitions and the new world.-Spain; France; England; Holland.
Stories of great explorers.-Lief Ericsson; Christopher Columbus; Sir Walter Raleigh; Samuel Champlain; Henry Hudson.
Settlers in the South.—John Smith; the settlers and the Indians.
Settlers in New England.-Miles Standish; the settlers and the Indians. George Washington.
Benjamin Franklin. Grade 4B.
Stories from local history.- Pennsylvania's neighbors, John Printz and Peter Stuyvesant; William Penn; the set. tlers and the Indians; distinguished Pennsylvanians, John Bartram, Francis Daniel Pastorius, Benjamin West, Benjamin Rush; places of historical interest, Penn's House, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Independence Hall; interesting historical places in the school neighborhood.
Oral instruction, text-book, collateral reading.
Seventeenth century conditions in England and America. -North America, geographical conditions; conditions in England leading to emigration.
English settlements in America.-The first English settlement; settlement of New England; founding of Mary. land; later Southern colonies; Pennsylvania.
Colonial rivalries.-Early French settlements; Spanish settlements; the Dutch in the Hudson Valley; conflicting claims of rival powers.
Struggle for colonial empire between England and France.-Holland and England against France; early wars between England and France; French and Indian War.
Life in the colonies.
From colonies to nation.-Steps toward union; conditions and events leading to the American Revolution; beginnings of the Revolutionary War; period of difficulty; the French alliance; war on the seas; conclusion of the war.
Organization of the United States.—The new republic; the formation of the Constitution; the new government.
The new republic and wars in Europe.-Revolution in France; European wars and American interests; Jeffersonian democracy in power; new wars in Europe and their consequences to America.
GRADE FIVE. Informal survey of American history through the lives of the nation's leading heroes. Oral instruction supplemented by text-book. Grade 5A.
Men who helped to make our country independent.Franklin; Adams; Henry; Philadelphia Tea Party; Wash ington; Jefferson; Paul Jones; Lafayette; George Royers Clark; Robert Morris; Anthony Wayne; John Barry; Peter Muhlenberg.
Men who helped to make our country strong.-Hamilton; Decatur; Perry; Stephen Girard.
Men who helped to make our country larger.—Daniel Boone; Lewis and Clark; Davy Crockett; John C. Fremont. Grade 5B.
Great inventors and great achievements.-Eli Whitney; Robert Fulton; Governor Clinton and the Erie Canal; the first train; Cyrus McCormick; Samuel F. B. Morse; Alexander Graham Bell; Thomas A. Edison.
Men and women who helped to rid our country of slavery. -Lucretia Mott; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Abraham Lincoln; Ulysses S. Grant; Jay Cooke.
A Southern leader.-Robert E. Lee.
Helpful men and women who belong to recent times.William McKinley; Grover Cleveland; Clara Barton; Frances Willard.
GRADE Six. Impressions of ancient and medieval life.
Oral instruction supplemented by text-book. Grade 6A.
The Greeks.- Why we remember them; the Greeks as builders and artists; spread of Greek culture.
The Romans.—The beginnings of Rome; Roman conquest of Italy; Roman conquest of the Mediterranean lands; Roman conquest in the West; the Roman Empire; Rome and Christianity.
The Germanic peoples.—The German tribes; conversion of the Germans to Christianity; overthrow of the Roman Empire in the West; German conquest of Britain; King Alfred the Great; Norman conquest of England; Norman kings forced to acknowledge the rights of the people.
Life in Europe during the Middle Ages.--Social life; religious life; education.
GRADE EIGHT. Study of history of the United States, 1815 to present, current events. •
Oral instruction, text-books, collateral reading. Grade 8A.
Industrial and social development.-Industrial revolution in England and America; emigration to the West; the Missouri Compromise.
New neighbors and new problems.-The Monroe Doctrine; politics from 1824 to 1832; our neighbors; war with Mexico.
Territorial expansion and the slavery question.-Slavery in the new territory; industrial and social development of the North; slavery in the middle West.
Crisis of the Republic.--The danger of disunion; comparative study of the Union and the Confederacy; the first years of the war; the turning of the tide; overthrow of the Confederacy. Grade 8B.
Peace and its problems.-Conditions in the country at the close of the Civil War; reconstruction; troubles in the South.
The new union and the larger Europe.-Neighbors and rivals; national reorganization; the Spanish-American War; expansion and its problems; recent economic and political development.