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WATSON'S HANDBOOK OF CALISTHENICS AND GYN- THE NORMAL: or METHODS OF TEACHING THE NASTICB. By J. MADISON Watson. 8vo. Cloth.
Convoy BraxchE8-ORTITOEPY, ORTIOGRAPHY,
GRAMMAR, GEOGRAPHY, ARITHMETIC, AND E10$1.60, prepaid by mail. Published by SCHERMER
CUTION, By Alfred HOLBROOK, Principal of the HORN, BANCROFT & Co., 180 Grand Street, New South-Western Normal School,' Lebanon, Ohio,
York; 25 North Fourth Street, Philadelphia. Price $1,25. Barnes & Burr, New York. Part First of this volume, under the head of Vo
The plan of teaching spelling is worthy the consi. cal Gymnastics, embraces thorough and practical
deration of progressive teachers. The department
allotted to Grammar includes classification and de. articles on Respiration and Phonetics, a masterly finitions; improved methods of teaching Etymolotreatise on Elocution, and Recitations in Verse. gy, Syntax, and Analysis, to primary and advanced Part SECOND, the most extended and varied course
classés. of exercises in Calisthenics ever published. Part
In Geography, the entire outline of the best me
thods of teaching primary, secondary, and advanced Third, an exhaustive course of exercises in Gym- classes is embraced. nastics, with wands, duinb-bells, Indian clubs, and
The instructions for Map Drawing are very sag. hand-rings
Mental, Written, and what is termed Theoretical This is the only gymnastic drill-book, with Arithmetic are taken in order, and we find some words of command, and classes of movements, sys- novel methods of demonstration that will not fail tematically arranged, in any language. It is the
to attract the attention of teachers. first work that seizes the theories of educators and
Elocution has received its full meed of consider
ation, We may not be able to endorse all that is philanthropists, " the forms of things unknown," comprehended under the head of Reading, Speak. and “ turns them into shapes.” In a word, it pre- ing, and Gesticulation, but the second section, which sents, in a simple and well-defined form, the means
embraces the means of training the voice, is one of rendering physical culture easy and certain to
that will not fail to commend itself to professors in
this department. the rich and the poor, to persons of all ages, either This book is brought out in the uniform style of individually or in classes.
Barnes & Burr's well known - Teachers' Library." Exercises for the lungs, the voice, the organs of
Tue Nopyal WRITTEN ARITHMETIC. By Edward speech, the joints, and all the muscles, are strictly
BROOKS, A.M.. Professor of Mathematics in Pa. classified, involving a prescribed number of posi
State Normal School. Published by Sower, Barnes
& Co., Philadelphia. tions and elementary movements, with an alınost. A few years ago an unpretending little book was innumerable variety of combinations. These move- presented to the public by Warren Colburn. This ments are executed simultaneously by several per
little work touched Arithmetic as with the wand of sons, in exact time, in connection with counting,
an enchantress, and transformed it, from a dry col
lection of mechanical processes, to a thing of intephonetics, recitations, or music, either vocal or in
rest and beauty. It infused a new spirit into the strumental, thus insuring geniality and generous science, which has developed itself in the many emulation alike in the school, the family, and the improvements of modern text books. gymnasium.
Mr. Brooks, in presenting his Normal Arithmetic,
handsomely acknowledges his obligations to this NINETEEN PIECES OF APPROPRIATE PIANOFORTE and to other works which have followed it. He has MUSIC are introduced. Those not composed ex. brought to the task of preparing his book much pressly for this work are selected and arranged from
reflection, and several years' successful experience
as a teacher. His method of treatment is both Inthe choicest productions of the ablest masters by
ductive and Deductive, embracing Analysis and the well known and eminent musicians and com
Synthesis. His arrangement is logical; his solutions posers, G. F. Bristow and H. B. DodworTU. and demonstrations are simple and clear. The woud-cuts are more numerous and better
The following feature are claimed as peculiar to
this work: new definitions of Number, Fraction, executed than those of any corresponding work,
Last Common Multiple, Ratio, etc.; new and coneither gymnastic or military. They are from ori
cise me:hod of explaining Greatest Common Divi. ginal designs, illustrating positions actually taken, sor; the development of Fractions by two distinct and movements executed by the author.
methods; the Analytic and Synthetic methods of
developing Involution and Evolution; and the printed on fine and heavy tinted paper. The typo
greater attention to Involution as a preparation to graphy is unrivalled.
Erolution. A work of equal merit has seldom been pro
This book is the third in Mr. Brooks's series, it duced. It has already been adopted by the Board
being preceded by Normal Primary Arithmetic, and
Normal Mental Arithinetic. These we hope to of Education of the Public Schools of New York
notice at some future time. City; and many orders have been received before
The following letter, addressed the book came from the press.
to the author of Willson's Readers, WELLS'S GRADED SCHOOL. By W. H. WELLS,
Supt. of the Chicago Public Schools. Price $1.00 shows how these valuable Readers by inail. A. S. Barnes & Burr, New York.
are esteemed in Pennsylvania. Tuis work embraces copious practical directions to teachers, observations on Primary Schools, School
Hiru School, LANCASTER, PA., Discipline, School Records, etc., etc.
November 12, 1863. Many of our best teachers, at least the best minds, Dear $1 :Your series of Readers promises to have no well defined conception of what a graded do a good work in relieving our common schools school is, and what the course of study should be ; and academies from certain pressure which now hence they work on no plan, circumstances deter- bears upon them. The Educational progress of the mining the course, and precluding all hope of a pro. age seems to demand that natural history and the per classification and graduated system of training. natural sciences be introduced into these schools as
To such we commend Mr. Wells's timely treatise branches of study that deserve to rank in importa as one that will organize, divide, systematize, and ance next to the old gentleman's "three Pics," render fully operative, school-room labor.
Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic.
Every intelligent teacher deplores the fact that mizing time, making school more attractire, and the natural sciences are almost wholly ignored in adding much to its efficiency. No other available the common school curriculum of study, though he means with wbich we are acquainted will so satis. must at the same time reluctantly admit that, as factorily accomplish the like desirable results. our schools are at present organized, these studies
Respectfully, cannot be pursued to advantage without serious
J. P. MOCASKEY. detriment to others, universally regarded as essential. Every such teacher would desire his pupils to
H A L L'S go forth into the world with at least a bias towards these bumanizing studies, with some thirst for GREAT GEOLOGICAL CHART, that knowledge which the Book of Nature ntfords; with the vivid impressions of his school-boy days
SIZE, 6 FEET 6 IN. BY 5 FEET, upon these snbjects coming back upon memory FINELY ENGRAVED, AND SUPERBLY COLORED. like the pleasant sound of his mother's voice; but
This chart is designed to exhibit to the eye the how rarely, under the existing condition of things, is he enabled to effect this!
order in which the successive layers or strata of
rocks are arranged, as it has thus far been deter. To accomplish this desirable result, text-books, already too numerous, must be multiplied; and
mined by geologists; and, also, the characteristio time, already too short, .must becomo even more
fossils which have mainly afforded the key to this crowded. Just at this point your Readers come for
arrangement. It is intended to exhibit the appear
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were made from the surface towards the centre of dilemma While, as attractive text-books in that branch,
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sentation as may be seen in the banks of many than many, they, at the same time, supply the place of a number of text-books on various sub
rivers, as the Niagara, or in the high rocky cliffs
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extended than any such natural exposures. give to the mind of the pupil the desired taste for the study of Nature, and leave him to a constant
This beautiful chart was prepared by Professor
Hall in the hope that it might render a study so acknowledgment of the Great Architect in his wonderful Works. They serve to “bend the twig,"
delightful in itself, and so practically useful, moro leaving for after years to show how much the tree
extensively introduced, and more easily under
stood. is inclined." They give a glimpse into the bidden world of science, enough to make the pupil desire
Unfortunately only a limited number of these a fuller view. They afford a taste sufficiently de
charts were produced from the lithographic stones.
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WATSON'S HAND - BOOK
CALISTHENICS AND GYMNASTICS.
By J. MADISON WATSON.
8vo. Cloth, $1.75. Part First of this volume, under the head of Vocal Gymnastics, embraces thorough and
practical articles on Respiration and Phonetics, a masterly treatise on Elocution, and Recitations in Verse. PAKT SEOUND, the most extended and varied course of exercises in Calisthenics ever published. Part Third, an exhaustive course of exercises in Gymnastics, with wands, dumb-bells, Indian clubs, and hand-rings.
This is the only gymnastic drill-book, with words of command, and classes of movements, systematically arranged, in any language. It is the first work that seizes the theories of educators and philanthropists, "the forms of things unknown," and "turns them into shapes."
In a word, it preBents, in a simple and well-defined form, the means of rendering pbysical culture easy and certain to the rich and the poor, to persons of all ages, either individually or in classes.
Exercises for the lungs, the voice, the organs of speech, the joints, and all the muscles, are strictly classified, involving a prescribed number of positions and elementary movements, with an almust innumerable variety of combinations. These movements are executed simultaneously by several persons, in exact time, in connection with counting, phonetics, recitations, or music, either pocal or instrumental, thus insuring geniality and generous emulation alike in the school, thu family, and the gymnasium
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