The Academy, a Journal of Secondary Education Volume 5

The Academy, a Journal of Secondary Education Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...was neglected, for the Monroe doctrine took root educationally as well as politically. When the centennial anniversary of our independence lessened our prejudices and removed somewhat our insular character, a new interest came in the study of European history and politics. We have thus come to realize that both American and European history must be taught in view of the large number of foreigners annually coming to our shores, the early age at which many American boys and girls leave school, and the grave political problems yet unsettled and demanding the serious attention of every mature mind. Bishop Potter in his recent Phi Beta Kappa address on " The Scholar and the State," has shown the necessity of keeping ever present, even in the higher paths of learning, the plain truths that history teaches if we are not to be wrecked on the shoals where other nations have gone down. From strange localities the encouragement comes to begin and to continue this work. On Rivington street, in the slums of New York, in a district from which comes one-tenth of the criminals of New York city, a college settlement has been established, and in connection with it a free library. The librarian reports that the first demand of every boy is for a life of George Washington, and that when the biographies have been exhausted, the second choice is for a history that has " something about George Washington." If a recent magazine article on " Why an Irish boy should make a good American citizen," could teach not only our friends from the Emerald Isle, but immigrants from other nations as well, their duties as citizens of the Republic, and if Bishop Potter's address could be placed in the hands of every native American, the teaching of history would receive greater...
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674340
  • 9781236674340