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STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, BRIDGEWATER.

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History and Social Science. History

and

1

Elementary history and citizenship.

2.

Miss

Roth. Thirteen weeks, four periods a week. Thirteen weeks, four periods a week.

First year.

Second year.

In this course consideration is given to the aims, materials and methods used in teaching history in the first six grades.

The work

includes: the selection of stories illustrating the stages of civiliza-

and those dealing with important persons and events; a rapid siu"vey of the development of ci\-ilization in Europe; the organization of American history through the period of discovery, settlement and struggle for independence The students to the establishment of government under the Constitution. become familiar with the use of elementary textbooks, maps, pictures and the sand board. Reading of magazines of current history is required, in the belief that a teacher should be familiar with the problems of the day. Attention is given to the study of what constitutes good citizenship, and how the ideals and habits of good citizenship may be developed in children, tion

*

History

A

Miss Roth.

3.

Third year.

Thirteen weeks, four periods a week.

work

cultm-al course adapted to the

of kindergarten

and primary teachers.

Physical Education.

Physical Education

and

1

Miss Croxix and Miss Purnell.

2.

Thirty-eight weeks, tliree periods a week.

First year.

Second year.

The purpose

Twenty-six weeks, three periods a week. of the

department of physical education

is twofold: help the individual student to develop to the highest point of physical efficiency by correcting as far as possible structural or organic defects and establishing health habits; (b) to develop highest ideals of sports1.

Personal.

manship;

(c)

(a)

To

to develop leadership.

2. Professional.

— To

train in

methods

of

applying

all

of

the above to

children.

The

first

hygiene;

purpose stated

(6)

individual

is

worked out by means of (a) a course in personal work; (c) gymnasium work, including

corrective

marching tactics, free arm work, apparatus work, folk dancing, group contests and games; (</) Out and In Club, the girls' athletic association, wliich conducts athletic tournaments (hockey, basketball, baseball, tennis, bowling), hikes, and winter sports. The second purpose is worked out through (a) a study of selection of schoolroom and playground activities for children of different ages; (b) methods of presenting activities

(giving

commands, organizing groups,

etc.), using the supervised practice teaching of children in the training school; (rf) study of school hygiene and first aid; (c) practice in applying eye and ear tests, and in taking weights, heights, and posture tests.

normal

class for practice teaching;

(c)

Bridgewater State Normal School. Massachusetts. 1923 [Catalogue]  

Catalog of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. 1923.