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Ontario Teachers' Manuals: History

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,156 / 126 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.1
LoC Categories: D, LB
Downloads: 374
Added to site: 2005.12.10
mnybks.net#: 12159
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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(_b_) Patriotism, which depends largely on the associations formed in childhood, is intensified by learning how our forefathers fought and laboured and suffered to obtain all that we now value most in our homes and social life. The courage with which the early settlers of Upper Canada faced their tremendous labours and hardships should make us appreciate our inheritance in the Ontario of to-day, and determine, as they did, to leave our country better than we found it.

To-morrow yet would reap to-day, As we bear blossom of the dead.

(_c_) "History teaches that right and wrong are real distinctions." The study of history, especially in the sphere of biography, has a moral value, and much may be done, even in the primary classes, to inspire children to admire the heroic and the self-sacrificing, and to despise the treacherous and the self-seeking. The constant struggle to right what is wrong in the world may be emphasized in the senior classes to show that nothing is ever settled

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