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STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, BRIDGEWATER. Geography century

6.

The

industrial development of the nineteenth Sixnott. Nineteen weeks, three periods a week. Two units.

(elective).

Fourth year.

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i\Ir.

A

course designed to give the student an understanding of the rapid inby such factors as: the invention of machinery; division of labor; growth of education; application of dustrial progress of the last century as influenced

science to industry; of production;

improvement

in

methods

organization of labor and capital;

of transportation;

new economic

new

areas

policies.

Social Studies.

History 3. Miss Roth or Mr. Arnold. Second year. Thirty-eight weeks, four periods a week. This course covers the aims and methods of teaching history in the junior high school. It includes a study of the development of American institutions and ideals in the political, social and economic worlds through European history to the present time. The end in view is the ability to interpret the great movements of history as a means of understanding the social problems of to-day.

Community

History 4. Third year.

The purpose

civics.

Miss

Roth

or Mr.

Thirteen weeks, four periods a week.

Arnold.

Two

units.

promoting good citizenship among the children in the schools. Special attention is given to the development of a course in community civics suitable for a junior high school. A study is made of the factors which tend to promote the welfare of the community, and of the means by which children may aid in the work. A direct application to the problems of the community is made through trips of investigation and a study of government reports, and the knowledge gained in this way is supplemented by reading from magazines, newspapers and the books of the social science library. of this course is to render the students efficient in

History 5. United States history (1885-1921) (elective). or Mr. Arnold. Third year. Thirteen weeks, three periods a week. One unit.

Miss

Roth

A

study of the development of the United States during the

last thirty-five

years, with a view to interpreting present conditions in this country.

The

larger

part of the time is given to the investigation of fundamental economic and political problems. The genesis and growth of trust, railroad and labor problems and their relation to the government; the trend toward centralization of power; the movement for more direct popular participation in government; the growth of the United States as a world power and her present status among the nations are made the subjects of special study.

History 6. Modem European history (elective). Miss Roth. Third or fourth year. Thirteen weeks, three periods a week. One unit. This course history that an

is

designed to give the acquaintance with modern European of to-day needs in order to understand the condi-

American

Bridgewater State Normal School. Massachusetts. 1923 [Catalogue]  

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