Course of Study in the Public Schools of San Francisco, California

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Stran 25 - It shall be the duty of all teachers to endeavor to impress upon the minds of the pupils the principles of morality, truth, justice, and patriotism ; to teach them to avoid idleness, profanity, and falsehood ; and to instruct them in the principles of a free government, and to train them up to a true comprehension of the rights, duties, and dignity of American citizenship.
Stran 135 - For many years it has been one of my constant regrets, that no schoolmaster of mine had a knowledge of natural history, so far at least as to have taught me the grasses that grow by the wayside, and the little winged and wingless neighbors that are continually meeting me, with a salutation which I cannot answer, as things are...
Stran 122 - Instruction must be given, in all grades of school and in all classes during the entire school course, in manners and morals and upon the nature of alcoholic drinks and narcotics and their effects upon the human system.
Stran 158 - Teachers should explain each new lesson assigned, if necessary, by familiar remarks and illustrations, that every pupil may know, before he is sent to his seat, what he is expected to do at the next recitation, and how it is to be done.
Stran 138 - What makes the waves in the sea?" "Where does this animal live, and what is the use of that plant?" And if not snubbed and stunted by being told not to ask foolish questions, there is no limit to the intellectual craving of a young child; nor any bounds to the slow, but solid, accretion of knowledge and development of the thinking faculty in this way. To all such questions, answers which are necessarily incomplete, though true as far as they go, may be given by any teacher whose ideas represent real...
Stran 130 - ... unfortunate pupil is lost in a wilderness of words, and does not find his way through in time to learn to cipher. The science of arithmetic receives so much attention that the art is neglected. Life is not long enough to spend so long a proportion of it on arithmetic as is spent in the modern system of teaching it, and arithmetic is too valuable an art to have our children neglect to acquire facility in it, instead of being stupefied and disgusted with premature attempts to understand it as a...
Stran 39 - Attention must be given to such physical exercises for the pupils as may be conducive to health and vigor of body, as well as mind, and to the ventilation and temperature of school rooms.
Stran 56 - States, elements of physiology and hygiene, with special instruction as to the nature of alcoholic drinks and narcotics and their effects upon the human system...
Stran 56 - And these very practices of his have been discarded by intelligent educators everywhere, even when professedly following the doctrines of the German school. " Observation (said he) is the absolute basis of all knowledge. The first object, then, in education must be, to lead a child to ob serve with accuracy ; the second, to express with correctness the result of his observations.
Stran 138 - Wherever the subject is of such a nature as to allow of it, the teacher should bring in real objects illustrative of it and encourage the children to do the same, d) But more stress should be laid on a direct appeal to their experience, encouraging them to describe what they have seen and heard...

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