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THE LIBRARY

OF

THE UNIVERSITY

OF CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES

GIFT OF



Kate Gordon Moore



LOS ANGELES PUBLIC
SCHOOLS COURSE OF
STUDY AND MANUAL
FOR THE ELEMENTARY
DEPARTMENT : : 1907-1908



COURSE of STUDY

and

MANUAL



LOS ANGELES PUBLIC SCHOOLS

1907-1908
ELEMENTARY DEPARTMENT



1907

Secnocra.\( Press

I,os Anc:eles



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INTRODUCTION



The Course of Study wliicli follows seeks to embody the best
advice which both theory and practice have to offer. Teachers,
principals, parents, the work of other school systems, and the
best discussions of educational methods available have been
consulted in arranging it. It is not olfered as a perfect phm
of school work, but it is, we believe, a step in the
right direction. An eflort has been made to cut away^
the useless parts, and to make the Course of Study
thoroughly practical throughout. Several of the routine and
traditional parts of arithmetic have been eliminated entirely,
but more attention is given the essentials of that important
subject than heretofore. .The work in reading is outlined with a
view of teaching pupils not merely how to reail, but to read.
The lists for home reading are an important part of it. More
adequate provision is made for spelling than in the past. The
work in writing is given both more time and more attention.
English is given a large place in the course and grammar the
small one it deserves. The most important modifications have
been made in the knowledge subjects, such as history, geography,
literature, and nature study. The common schools should provide
each child not only with the form, but also, as far as pos-
sible, with the content, of knowledge. These important studies
are rightfully entitled to a larger measure of attention than the
older education gave them. \\'itli the conviction that instruc-
tion in morality is the most important part of school work, we
have introduced a cumse in the fundamental virtties. to tlie
end that no child may go fcn'th from the schools without
having had the lessons of lionest\, n|iiightness and honor im-
pressed upon him. And. being persuaded that all these things
are of no avail unless the mind be habituated and trained to
keep its body strong, wc* have made provision for daily
lessons in the proper methods of walking, sitting, standing
and breathing, that the schools may not fail to do their work
of ministering to the health of the children in tlieni. We snb-



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mil this Course of Study, tliiit it iiiii>' he cjiict^ully Iricd, and,
wlicrcvrr wantiiif,', iniprovi'd hy the wise experimenting of tlieni
that use it. We i)aiiieulaily re


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