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A CHILD'S BOOK OF MYTHS. Stories and Illustrations by Margaret Evans Price. With introduction by Katharine Lee Bates. 112 pp. Rand McNally & Company. Eighteen of the better known myths told simply, yet beautifully for the children. Besides the delight gained from these wonderful tales, children sense the moral lessons to be drawn from the disobedience of Icarus, the curiosity of Actaeon, the self-sacrificing love of Alcestis, the headstrong nature of Phaeton. It is good to be strong like Hercules but ill to be vain as Narcissus or as mischievous as Cupid often is. The book contains a pronouncing vocabulary of proper names. An excellent introduction to Greek fancy and fable.
KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS. A Noble and Joyous History. Edited and arranged by Philip Schuyler Allen, University of Chicago. With illustrations in color and line by Mead Schaeffer and John R. Neill. 455 pp. Rand McNally & Company.
The author in his Introduction gives us the true Arthur, a prince, a brave leader and a military genius. He then speaks of the Britons in Arthur's day as a half-savage folk and of Arthur, not clad in a suit of mail, but protected only by a rough buckler and shield and sword. He lives a frugal life amid the hardships and privations of his day. It was left for Sir Thomas Mallory in the middle of the fifteenth century to write the full history of Arthur and his knights; he took Arthur for the central figure of his tale and wrote the greatest of all English prose romances. Young and old alike ever love these tales of the wizard Merlin, of the Round Table, of Sir Launcelot, of Sir Gareth and others in their service for their King and the realm and of Arthur's constant thought and efforts for his people. The book is beautifully bound-a most attractive gift book.
GRITLI'S CHILDREN. A Story of Switzerland. By Johanna Spyri. Gift Edition, octavo volume. Page decorations and 14 illustrations in color by Maria L. Kirk. 265 pp. J. B. Lippincott and Company. $3.00. A story of a lively group is this of Gritli's children, Elsli and Fani, with their playmates, each delightfully individual with his hobbies, ambitions and interests-Elsli, always wanting to help some one else; Fani, determined to be an artist; Fred, the embryo naturalist, ever with bugs or small animals in his pockets, to the dismay of little Riki. Elsli's love for little invalid Nora causes Mrs. Stanhope to adopt Fani and Elsli and to throw open to them and their friends her beautiful home on the Rhine. WITH GEORGE WASHINGTON INTO THE WILDERNESS. By Edwin L. Sabin. The American Trail Blazer Series. 297 pp. Illustrated. J. B. Lippincott Company. $1.75. This is a story which will make George Washington a real person to the boy reader for here we read of George Washington, the young man, who at seventeen was sent out to
survey the wilderness and at twenty-three bore himself bravely in the battle in which General Braddock's forces were defeated. The story develops the early days of Washington's life which were the training school in which he was prepared for his later duties as Commander-in-Chief of the American forces during the Revolutionary War. Robert the Hunter, son of a white woman and Feather Eagle, a Delaware, follows his young leader, Washington, through those early campaigns against the French and Indians around Fort Necessity and Fort Duquesne. The adventures of the story introduce the reader into the interesting history of the French and Indian Wars. The introduction contains a map and biographical data concerning George Washington. AMERICAN HISTORY. By Roscoe Lewis Ashley.
625 pp. plus III. Illustrated. Macmillan Company.
This new edition of Ashley's American History treats as its main theme the development of the nation. The book is intended for use in advanced classes in secondary schools. The margin reference to sources is worthy of note. Each chapter concludes with topics for discussion, studies and questions. References are always given. The more recent administrations are treated in an able and thoughtful The appendix contains the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and certain tables.
THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. By William Backus Guitteau. 688 pp. plus XXXVIII. Illustrated. Houghton, Mifflin Company. $1.96.
A history for high school students. In his development of our national history the author dwells upon three influences often unemphasized the influence of women, of industrial development and of democratic ideals upon American life. The illustrations are interesting and worth while.
PREHISTORIC MAN. By Mary E. Boyle. 135 pp. Illustrated. Little, Brown and Company. 85c.
This is a tale of life in the old and new stone ages. From drawings, implements, weapons and bones found in the caves of prehistoric man the author has constructed as nearly as possible a history of man and his life in those early days. Her method is scientific and very impartial. She reminds us that "we have no choice but to go on guessing and not minding the mistakes, because that is the only way to find out truth." The text is interesting reading. Many of the illustrations of animals are from Abbe Henri Breuil's reproductions of paintings in the caves of France and Spain.
GRADED OUTLINES IN HYGIENE. Book Two. By Walter Frank Cobb. 387 pp. World Book Company. $2.
Book Two of the series of Graded Outlines in Hygiene is for grades four, five and six. The writer has included information, suggestions, devices and methods of value to the
teacher in planning the year's work in hygiene.
other school subjects.
UNIT STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHY. By Rose B. Clark. VI plus 250 pp. World Book Company. $2.
A most interesting text which should be a valuable aid to the geography teacher. The book is divided into unit studies selected to suit the children's needs and interests. Sufficient material and suggestive questions are introduced to teach the child to think in terms of geography as related to his own life. Bibliography and reference lists are included. The method of teaching map reading is original and effective. The book may be used with any textbook. It contains material for four years' work in elementary and intermediate grades. ESSENTIALS OF SEWING. By Rosamond C. Cook. 238 pp. Illustrated. The Manual Arts Press. $1.40.
Time was when sewing was taught by means
BLANK BOOKS for use with Read and Harvey's
In this text the principles of bookkeeping and accounting are first made clear by illustration, then impressed by two or more practical exercises and later embodied in the practice sets. Part one establishes in the student's mind the basic principles of account study, journalizing and posting. Part two employs business papers. Part three requires of the student a sufficient amount of work to strengthen his ability.
THE MATERIALS OF READING. Their Selection
and Organization. By Willis L. Uhl, Uni-
Burdett and Company.
LES ROMANESQUES. Par Edmond Rostand. Edited by Henry Le Daum. 135 pp. Ginn and Company. 64c.
A French drama whose plot will be interesting to high school students. The play is written in the traditional dramatic verse of the French, the Alexandrine. Critical discussions of Rostand's work, the theme of the play and the significance of the verse form introduce the play. Notes and vocabulary conclude the text.
ELEMENTARY SPANISH CONVERSATION AND
A review of the fundamental principles of Spanish grammar by means of texts, conversations and compositions of a modern type. The text should follow up or accompany any good elementary Spanish grammar. Every two lessons form a unit covering certain grammatical objectives.
SPANISH GRAMMAR REVIEW. By Joseph S. Galland and Roberto Brenes-Mesén. 170 pp. Allyn and Bacon. $1.20.
A complete review of Spanish grammar for the second year student. The grammatical problems are taken up in connection with every day idioms and the more usual forms of the commonest verbs. Lessons are so divided as to meet varying conditions of classroom work. An appendix contains conjugations.
PIECECITAS ESPANOLAS FACILES. By Ruth L.
Henry. 105 pp. Allyn and Bacon. 80c. The dramatization of these easy Spanish plays will fix idiom and vocabulary in the mind of the student. The plays are short and suitable for presentation in Spanish class or club. The text concludes with Hints on Spanish Club Work, Games and a List of Parliamentary Terms for Spanish Clubs. HISTORIETAS. By Francisco Pinol. Illustrated. World Book Company. 161 pp. World Spanish Series.
Short Spanish stories, poems and jokes in part one offer material for conversation and composition. Narratives of historical legendary character make up part two. Part three introduces the student to Spanish poetry of literary merit; a sketch of the author is given with each poem.
FUNGI AND HUMAN AFFAIRS. By W. A. Mc-
While giving greatest prominence to plant disease, the book also treats the source of the world's carbon food, the relation of green plants, animals and human beings to this source, the beneficial work of fungi and bacteria in restoring carbon dioxid to the air, as well as wood rots, edible fungi and food preservation. Questions, answers and an index supplement the text. Written simply and nontechnically, it is a very readable book for the
upper grades, for the agriculturalist and for the lover of nature study.
OUR PRESIDENTS. Brief Biographies of Our Chief Magistrates. By James Morgan. 326 pp. Illus. The Macmillan Company. $2.50.
Intimate pictures of all the Presidents from Washington to Coolidge and a brief account of the historical significance of each administration. The writer points out the simplicity of the greatest of the presidents and makes the most obscure stand out clearly as the product of his time, showing them all as actors who humanize the events and issues of our political history. In no better way can one reread the history of his country or be inspired to delve into some period of our nation's life, than by spending an occasional hour or two over this book.
GEOGRAPHY. JOURNEYS IN DISTANT LANDS. By
Harlan H. Barrows and Edith Putnam Parker of the University of Chicago. 152 pp. Silver, Burdett and Company. This volume, the first of a series, deals with the life of representative peoples in selected environments throughout the world. The text is carefully graded and plans for supervised study and for pupils to check up their own conclusions. Some of the work is given as play or games. Maps are progressive in character. The pictures are a vital source of information, their captions omitted that the pupils may first give their own interpretations. The text develops a concept of the world as a whole and shows relationships between man's activities and his environment.
WHITE SOX. The Story of the Reindeer in Alaska. By William T. Lopp, Superintendent of Education of Natives of Alaska. 76 pp. Illus. World Book Company. 80c. When White Sox and his mother stray from the herd and join a larger herd of caribou, White Sox loves the wild life-apparently one of freedom. After an encounter with the wolves, his mother tells the story of the taming of the first caribou. It is then that White Sox chooses a life of service to the white men in return for their protection. Supplementary
reading for the intermediate grades.
PATHS TO SUCCESS. Compiled by Harold C. Black. 313 pp. D. C. Heath and Company. $1.40. Sixteen essays on secondary school subjects specially written for high school pupils by well-known educators. Each essay indicates the success most directly reached through a certain subject of the high school curriculum. President Neilson of Smith College, Dean West of Princeton University, Professors Monroe and Carver of Harvard and other able teachers tell in clear and simple language the value of their specialties. The book should be a help to pupils planning their high school work. BRIEF GUIDE TO THE PROJECT METHOD.
James F. Hosic and Sara E. Chase. Illus
This is a handbook for teachers which treats the project in a practicable way. The project, according to Mr. Hosic, is "a complete purposeful experience." The value of the project and the teacher's role in developing it are treated. Projects for the various grades, the kindergarten and the entire school, which were developed by Miss Chase in the Union Street School at Hackensack, N. J., are herein given. The teacher will find this text helpful, interesting and stimulative.
MACHINE DRAWING PROBLEMS.
Berg and George Elleson. 148 pp. The
An advanced course for students who have had previous instruction in mechanical drawing. The text is intended for secondary school Each problem is presented in the form of a specification sheet and a lay-out sheet. From this material the student is to make the completed drawing. The problems are grouped as Machine Fastenings, Appliances for the Transmission of Power, Devices Controlling Motion, and Small Machines.
READING BLUEPRINTS. By J. K. Shallenberger. 59 pp. The Manual Arts Press. 85c. The text is intended for students or mechanics who are learning to read blueprints that have been made by someone else. It supplies a brief text for teachers of night-school and other classes in blue print reading. No knowledge of mechanical drawing is necessary. ELEMENTARY ACCOUNTING. By Hiram T. Scovill. 435 pp. D. C. Heath and Company. $3.00.
Transactions are analyzed with respect to the effect of each one upon financial condition and progress of a business. Definite and complete directions and abundant problems meet the most varied requirements. Review questions follow each chapter. Suitable for both high school and college classes. Considerable experience and pedagogical insight have contributed to make this a reliable text.
ELEMENTARY TRAINING FOR BUSINESS. By F.
The student in first year senior high, in
CIVIC EDUCATION, ITS OBJECTIVES AND METH
ODS FOR A SPECIFIC CASE GROUP-A STUDY
A scientific study of a homogeneous group (the sons, 12-14 years of age, of farmers who operate their own farms in the North Central States) to discover the nature of the civic education they are now receiving, to show the resultant shortages in civic qualities and to offer a program to relieve these civic shortages. The positive aspect of the study appears in sixteen specific objectives for the civic education of this case group and the methods for attaining these objectives. Teachers of rural adolescents will find this study stimulating and helpful. Teachers of the social sciences will revel in the keen analyses made by Doctor Moore.
PROCEDURES IN HIGH-SCHOOL TEACHING. By
Douglas Waples, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, University of Pittsburgh. Edited by John A. H. Keith and William C. Bagley. XX+346 pp. Macmillan Company.
Doctor Waples has applied the problem method of teaching, the case method, to teachertraining courses by proceeding from practical problems to the principles involved in their solution. By selecting a number of typical classroom problems and by presenting them in such a way that, while students solve them, they master methods and principles, he demonstrates that this method is the natural one for "learning on the job." In the introduction, Doctor W. W. Charters writes, "The book is a notable contribution to the literature of teaching, and will be useful to those teachers who believe in the problem method of approach to methods of teaching. It will also be of educative value to teachers who are still doubtful about the value of the method and who wish to try it out and reach a decision as to its value.
EARLY STEPS IN SCIENCE. By Hanor A. Webb and John J. Didcoct of George Peabody College for Teachers. 691 pp. Illus. D. Appleton and Company.
This book begins with the most intimate personal possessions and moves in ever-widening circles to its climax: the study of Man; so that the student senses the personal relation which natural phenomena, animate and inanimate, have to him. The experiments require only such materials as the school and the home can supply; the topics for study and experiment are presented at the proper season of the year. Hygiene is a part of every topic. The mind is a topic of study and experiment, thus introducing some of the elementary principles of psychology. The last chapter treats the continuing of the species: plant life, animal life, heredity. Review questions follow each chapter. At the end of the book are suggestions for further study for each chapter. The text aims to create a preliminary widespread interest in science as a thing of personal importance. Its study should increase the enrollment in the advanced science classes.
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BOOKS RECEIVED, SOME OF WHICH WILL BE REVIEWED LATER EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENTS AND CLASSROOM TEACHER, BY A. R. Gilliland, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University and R. H. Jordan, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Cornell University. The Century Company.
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION. BY Frank Watts, M.A. (London), Late Lecturer in Psychology, University of Manchester, England, with introduction by Joseph Jastrom, Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin. D. Appleton and Company.
LABORATORY STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. By Egbert Milton Turner, M.A., Instructor in Education, College of the City of New York, and George Herbert Betts, Ph.D., Northwestern University. D. Appleton and Company.
EDUCATIONAL JOTTINGS ABROAD. By Raymond Walters, Dean of Swarthmore College. The Science Press, Lancaster, Pa.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE PRESCHOOL CHILD. By Bird T. Baldwin and Lorle I. Stecher. D. Appleton and Company.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS. Books one, two and three. By Walter W. Hart. D.
C. Heath and Company.
NEW ESSENTIALS IN BUSINESS ARITHMETIC. By George H. Van Tuyl. American Book Company.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS. Third Course. By William Ledley Vosburgh, Frederick William Gentleman and Jasper O. Hassler. The Macmillan Company.
JUNIOR MATHEMATICS. Book 1-part 1. By Ernst R. Breslich. The Macmillan Company. TEACHING JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS. By Harry C. Barber. Houghton Mifflin Company.
SECOND COURSE IN ALGEBRA. By Edward I. Edgerton and Perry A. Carpenter. Allyn and Bacon.
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA. Revised Edition. By John W. Hopkins and P. H. Underwood. The Macmillan Company.
SMITH'S ELEMENTARY CHEMISTRY. A LABORATORY OUTLINE OF SMITH'S ELEMENTARY CHEMISTRY. Revised by James Kendall. The Century Company.
CHEMISTRY IN EVERYDAY LIFE. By Frederic B. Emery, Elzy F. Downey, Roscoe E. Davis and Charles E. Boynton. Lyons and Carnahan.
ELEMENTS OF GENERAL SCIENCE-LABORATORY PROBLEMS. By Otis W. Caldwell, W. L. Eikenberry and Earl R. Glenn. Ginn and Company.
SPEAKING AND WRITING ENGLISH. Fourth grade. Sheridan Language Series. By Bernard M. Sheridan, Clare Kleiser and Anna I. Mathews.
BETTER EVERYDAY ENGLISH. By H. G. Paul. Lyons and Carnahan.
THE KELPIES. By Etta Austin Blaisdell. Little, Brown and Company.
THE KENDALL TEACHER'S MANUAL. Third to Sixth Reader. By Marion Paine Stevens. D. C. Heath and Company.
IN STORELAND. Book One. By Margaret E. Wells and H. Mary Cushman. Silver, Burdett and Company.
STONE'S SILENT READING. Book 1. By Clarence R. Stone. Assisted by Helen DeWerthern. Houghton Mifflin Company.
PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS. By Frances M. Walters. D. C. Heath and Company.
AN ARMY BOY OF THE SIXTIES. By Alson B. Ostrander. Pioneer Life Series. World Book Company.
FROM COLUMBUS TO LINCOLN. A selection of letters and historical accounts. Selected by Alfred E. Logie. Lyons and Carnahan.
STUDIES IN AMERICAN HISTORY. Book One. By Marie Crowe. Book Two. Genevieve Melody. Lyons and Carnahan.
MONTESSORI AND HER INSPIRERS. By Robert John Fynne. Longmans, Green and Company.
THE SCHOOL AND COUNTRY LIFE. By Samuel Broadfoot McCready. D. C. Heath and Company.
SOME OBSERVATIONS ON SECONDARY COMMERCIAL EDUCATION. By Arnon Wallace Welch. The Gregg Publishing Company.
JUNIOR MUSIC. Music Education Series. By Thaddeus P. Giddings, Will Earhart, Ralph L. Baldwin and Eldridge W. Newton. Ginn and Company.
THE EDUCATION OF THE CONSUMER. By Henry Harap. The Macmillan Company.
THE MIND AT WORK. By R. L. Lyman. Scott, Foresman and Company.
CURRENT PROBLEMS IN CITIZENSHIP. By William Bennett Munro. The Macmillan Com
NEW BIOLOGY. By W. M. Smallwood, Ida L. Reveley and Guy A. Bailey. Allyn and Bacon.
The following pamphlets may be secured from the Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C.:
PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE FEBRUARY, 1924. Lists bulletins.
PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER, 1924. Lists bulletins.
STATISTICS OF PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS, 1921-22. Bulletin, 1924, No. 7. By Frank M. Phillips. 10c per copy.
THE CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICIAL. Bulletin, 1924, No. 5. By Ward G. Reeder. 10c per copy.
VISUAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. By A. P. Hollis. 5c per copy.
STATISTICS OF TEACHERS COLLEGES AND NORMAL SCHOOLS, 1921-22. Bulletin, 1924,
No. 10. Prepared by the statistical division. 10c per copy.
THE DAILY SCHEDULE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL. Bulletin, 1924, No. 15. 5c per copy.
OBJECTIVES IN COMMERCIAL ENGINEERING. Bulletin, 1924, No. 16. By Glen Levin Swiggett. 10c per copy.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND. Industrial Education Circular No. 23. By Elise Hatt.
LISTS OF REFERENCES ON THE MONEY VALUE OF EDUCATION. Library Leaflet No. 24. 5c per copy.
TYPES OF COURSES OF STUDY IN AGRICULTURE. Rural School Leaflet No. 26. By E. E. Windes. 5c per copy.
The following pamphlets may be secured from the Children's Bureau, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D. C.: LAWS RELATING TO INTERSTATE PLACEMENT OF DEPENDENT CHILDREN. Bulletin No. 139. Sent on request.
ILLEGITIMACY AS A CHILD-WELFARE PROBLEM. Eulletin No. 128. Sent on request. ADMINISTRATION OF CHILD LABOR LAWS. Bulletin No. 133. Sent on request.
THE PROMOTION OF WELFARE AND HYGIENE OF MATERNITY AND INFANCY. Bureau Publication No. 137. 10c per copy.
FOSTER-HOME CARE FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN. Bureau Publication No. 136. 30c per copy.
LEGAL REGULATION FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS 16 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER. Prepared by the Industrial division.
NUTRITION WORK FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN. By Agnes K. Hanna. Bureau Publication No. 138. 5c per copy.
WHY DRINK MILK? Folder No. 3.
Other pamphlets received:
THE GREAT MYTH. Mount Ranier and the Facts of History. Issued by the Chamber of Commerce, Olympia, Washington. Denies that the name of Mount Ranier has been changed to "Mount Tacoma."
CORRESPONDENCE COURSES OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE. State College, Pa. Catalogue of correspondence courses. ORGANIZATIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH OF LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. Circular No. 1. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
A STATE SYSTEM OF UNIFORM CHILD ACCOUNTING. Bulletin No. 3. Michigan State Teachers Association, Lansing, Michigan.