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The Teaching of History

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Language: English
Wordcount: 13,846 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 356
Added to site: 2005.02.27
mnybks.net#: 9839
Genre: History
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tained in his notes or to add to them matter which he may later read, they are in available form. For convenience and neatness, for present use, and future reference this device is far superior to the formal notebook. It has the further advantage of accustoming the student to the method of note-taking which will be required of those who go to college.

It would save much valuable time, at present frequently wasted in writing useless notes, if the teacher constantly squared his notebook requirements with questions such as these:--

1. Is the notebook work as I am conducting it calculated to develop the habit of critical reading?

2. Does the time spent in writing up notes justify itself by fixing in the child's mind new and really relevant information not given in the text?

3. Is it teaching students to combine facts, opinions, and statistics, to form conclusions really their own?

4. Is the amount of work required reasonable when it is remembered

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