Effects in Loose Habits of Thinking--Inaccurate Observation--Children Found Incompetent for Practical Life--Object System begins with the Senses--First Learning of Colors and of Numbers--Sounds Taught before Names of Letters--Dr. Leigh's System--Mr. Caulkins's Views--Words to be Learned First, Letters Afterward--Spelling to be Learned After Reading--Quotation from Mr. Caulkins's Work--New Method of learning Geography--Geography Becomes a Natural Science--Natural History Taught by Objects--Lessons in Morality and Religion given in a Similar Manner--Weights, Measures, and Geometry thus Taught--Definition Learned through Objects--Spelling and Grammar in like Manner--Great Effort on part of the Teacher.................pp. 181-193
THE LITTLE ITALIAN ORGAN-GRINDERS.
Italian Quarter in Five Points--Cruelty of the Padroni--Rev. Dr. Hawks--Signor Cerqua--Description of the Five Points' Italian Settlement--Characteristics of Poor Italian
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