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Syllabus and Manual of Physical Training

By LAURENCE S. HILL, Director of Physical Training, Albany, and New York State

Assistant Inspector of Physical Training

This book contains instruction to teachers, explanation of commands and movements, class-room and gymnasium tactics, explanation of dancing and rhythmical steps, a series of lessons worked out in detail for Grades I-VIII, inclusive, athletic periods for boys and girls, value of play, mimetic exercises, imaginary plays, games for the school-room and playground; in short, furnishes a carefully graded and complete course in PHYSICAL TRAINING covering the entire school course from First Grade through the High School.

Covers Requirements of New York State Program of Physical Education No progressive teacher or school can afford to be without this valuable syllabus

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BY JOHN C. GREEN, JR. Latin Grammar graphically presented from the standpoint of the eight parts of speech, in a series of charts, so arranged as to make it easily visualized and studied. For instance, Chart I THE NOUN, shows at a glance the characteristics of each case and declension, the general case meaning, and the rules of use for each case together with illustrative examples in both Latin and English. These charts are ideal for review work and preparing for examinations. They are endorsed and used by leading schools. Thousands of copies sold. Price for complete set of charts 50 cents. A Handbook for the Study of the Drama and the Short Story By MABEL A. GANNETT, A.A., Teacher of English, Medford, Mass., High School

With a sympathetic understanding of the point of view of eager youth, Miss Gannett has given a skillfully simple interpretation of the technique of two forms predominant in the literature of to-day, the drama and the shortstory. The volume is delightfully direct and pleasing in its style, and it contains a fine collection of models, illustrations, comparisons, and questions.

To the magazine reader and to the theatre goer, this presentation of the principles underlying the art of a good story or a good play can not fail to be of interest. To the student and to the teacher of literature this handbook will prove an inspiration.

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Editor of American Education The Examination Book in American History and Civics contains five hundred Regents' Questions with answers in American History and Civics and the biographies of one hundred leading Americans and other valuable material such as important dates and associated events. The questions with answers are arranged chronologically and cover the entire history of the United States from the period of discovery to the present time, Every period is fully treated. The answers are authentic and complete.

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Reading and Hygiene


(First to Third Years, Inclusive) This series differs from other readers in the following important features:

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(Fourth to Eighth Years, Inclusive) By E. C. HARTWELL, Superintendent of Schools, Buffalo, N. Y.

In the books for the last five years the delightful selections represent the best of both classic and modern writers. They provide the kind of reading material especially needed by schools to-day because it is strong in its training of character and in its ideals of citizenship.

Much of the material in these readers is especially suitable for drill in silent reading. Helps are also provided by which the pupil's appreciation of what he reads is quickened.

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HE ninetieth anniversary of the early age of thirty-five he was called to

birthday of Dr. Charles William the presidency of Harvard University Eliot, President-emeritus of Harvard and served in that capacity for forty

University, was observed years. During this long period he was Dr. Eliot March 20. The occa

the outstanding educational leader of Celebrates

sion was fittingly cele the land. In his inaugural address as Ninetieth Birthday brated by a large public president of Harvard in 1869, he ad

gathering in Sanders vocated the enriching and enlarging of Theatre in Cambridge, where prominent the course of study pursued in all speakers brought greetings and the schools from elementary through the salutations of the American people in college and university. He was an inhonor of Dr. Eliot. Chief Justice Wil sistent advocate of electives and vigorliam H. Taft was present as the personal ously championed that cause until not representative of President Coolidge only Harvard University fully adopted and brought greetings in behalf of the it, but other colleges and universities American public. Other greetings were all over the land followed the example presented by President A. Lawrence of Harvard. Lowell in behalf of the corporation of He has magnified the place and imHarvard University; George Wiggles- portance of the natural and physical worth for the board of overseers; Dean sciences in the curriculum and has alL. B. B. Briggs for the faculties of the ways regarded them as indispensable university; Charles T. Greve for the branches of education. In his inaugural Associated Harvard Clubs; Charlton address he said that the sciences should MacVeagh, senior class orator, for the be taught in a rational way with objects undergraduates; President James R. and instruments in hand, and should be Angell of Yale for other colleges, univer- studied not from books merely, nor sities and learned societies, and Gover- through the memory, but by the seeing nor Cox for the commonwealth of Massa eye and informing fingers. Scientific chusetts. The greetings of the people studies, Dr. Fliot said, develop and disof Canada were expressed through a let-cipline the puwers of observation, the ter from Premier W. L. Mackenzie King. inductive faculty, the sober imagination

Massachusetts has given the nation and the sincere and proportionate judgmany eminent educators and statesmen, ment. While he has always been an enand high on this list stands the name of thusiastic advocate of the sciences he Charles W. Eliot, distinguished as a has never lost sight of the other major teacher, college president, educational subjects of the curriculum. Languages, reformer, speaker and author. At the particularly the English language and

relation of business to education in his THE six-year term of Dr. William L.

literature, mathematics, philosophy and congratulations of the American people all other branches of learning should said to Dr. Eliot: “You have wielded have a place in the curriculum, and he greater power with the intelligent dehas insisted that these subjects should mocracy of this country than any other be taught according to the most ap unofficial citizen of the times and your proved scientific methods. Due largely long life has been full of constant and to Dr. Eliot's initiative the higher in- eminent usefulness in promoting the stitutions of learning have witnessed a welfare of your countrymen.'' complete transformation in educational methods.

As president of Harvard, he developed the graduate schools, and recognized the

Ettinger, Superintendent of the approval of the establishment in 1908 New York city schools, expires next of the Harvard Graduate School of Busi

month. Although it is ness Administration. Dr. Eliot's aim

conceded that his ad

A Crisis in the was to create a modern university which New York City ministration has been should offer the broadest possible fields


unqualifiedly beneficial of study and which should expand and

to the schools, there vary its work in accordance with the

seems to be a determined purpose on the needs of the community and the nation. part of the politicians to supersede him,

Public service was the keynote of his for the reason that he has put the inwork while in active service and he gave terest of the schools above political confreely of his energy and influence in all siderations. The better element of the movements for the betterment of the city is demanding the reëlection of Dr. national life. In this line he has been Ettinger, and it remains to be seen scarcely less vigorous in the fifteen whether the politically controlled memyears

since he became president- bers of the Board of Education are willemeritus.

ing in the face of this demand to Dr. Eliot at ninety is still vigorous in sacrifice the schools to low politics. One mind and body. At a recent celebration member of the board, Arthur S. Somers, of the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- is outspoken in his support, but the nology, he was requested to talk on the other members of the board seem to be education of fifty years ago, but he said so subservient to the city administration he much preferred to talk on the educa that there is danger that the good of tion of the future. His advice is, look the schools will not be taken into account up, not down; look forward, not back in the selection of a superintendent for ward; look out, not in. He is a con the next six years. firmed optimist and believes that the The harm that has come to the New world is gradually growing better. He York city schools in the past few years believes that the United States is far through the domination of politicians is better governed to-day then she was recognized by intelligent people everywhen he started life. Throughout his where. All the reputable papers in New long, fruitful and happy life, he has York city commend the good work that daily put into practice the ailvice given Superintendent Ettinger has done and to others, namely, to find joy in work. are emphatic in their demand for his re

Chief Justice Taft in tendering the election. The teaching force as a whole

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