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COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC. By Charles Swain Thomas, Will David Howe and Zella O'Hair. Longmans, Green & Co. Price $1.20.

This is a thorough revision of a well known and highly successful book. The authors point out the fact that the world war has greatly emphasized the value of an ability to speak and write good, plain, every-day English. Such changes and additions are made in this new edition as are necessary in view of the developments of English scholarship and criticism during the past ten years. For high schools and first year in college English classes there is no better text book upon the market than this.

ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA. By Elmer A. Lyman and Albertus Darnell. American Book Co. Price $1.32.

A complete and satisfactory course in Elementary Algebra will be found in this volume. The problems are closely related to real life. The subject is simplified and difficult problems are either avoided or so approached by simple stages that the principles underlying them are fully understood before the student is required to solve them. A compact, comprehensive treatment in five hundred pages.

ENGLISH LITERATURE. By Herbert Bates. Longmans, Green & Co. Price $1.50.

The volume gives a "bird's-eye" view of English Literature from the earliest times to the present day, by means of liberal extracts, properly arranged in chronological order. It is intended that each chapter shall constitute a lesson. Not much stress is placed upon the lives of the authors. These can be made the subjects of supplementary themes at the discretion of the teacher. The selections are well chosen and the use of this volume will give the student a comprehensive idea of the growth of the greatest literature of the human race.

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE. By John Richard Green. Revised and enlarged by Alice Stopford Green. American Book Co. Price $2.00.

The terms "short" and "long" are seen to be relative terms as we open this volume of 1,039 closely printed pages. It is a revision of a school and college text book and general reference work that long ago made a place for itself and a reputation for its author. It is a history of the people, not simply of dynasties and leaders. It is admirably arranged and re-enforced with chronological annals, genealogical tables and a very comprehensive index. These add greatly to its value for quick reference.

TELL ME ANOTHER STORY. By Carolyn Sherwin Bailey. Milton Bradley Co. Price $1.50.

This book differs from ordinary collections of stories for children in that it presents stories in groups, so arranged as to secure a definite mental growth in the children who read or hear them. This is seen in the headings in the table of contents, where we learn that the book offers stories on (1) the home, (2) the children, (3) the family, (4) clothing, (5) food; or again, (1) the school, (2) the Fall, (3) Thanksgiving, (4) Winter, (5) Christmas, (6) Patriotism, (7) St. Valentine's Day. The opening story properly begins: "Once upon a time."

MODERN EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION. By Roscoe Lewis Ashley. The Macmillan Co. Price $1.20.

Adapted to the preferences expressed by many high school teachers, this volume covers the second year of a new two-year course in European history. In common with "Early European Civilization," which preceded it, "Modern European History" traces the larger movements of affairs. It gives careful attention to social and economic conditions. It finds the reasons for what now is in the things that have been. It is a compact yet comprehensive text book, well printed, on excellent paper, richly illustrated, and with convenient marginal captions opposite each paragraph.

THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION OF GIRLS AND WOMEN. By Albert H. Leake. The Macmillan Co. Price $1.60.

The author, in his preface, says that "the character of our people will depend even more in the future than it has done in the past upon the education we give to our girls and to our women." He believes that home-making will become the one industry which will "determine the calibre of the nation." In a series of interesting chapters he sets forth the status of household arts instruction in elementary and high schools and in the home. He takes up such subjects as the boycott of the kitchen, women in industry outside the home, types of schools for vocational training of women, education for office service, for salesmanship, the vocational guidance movement in elementary and high schools, the qualifications of the vocational adviser; and at the close of the book he furnishes a comprehensive bibliography of the subject. The volume will make an excellent text book for vocational schools and will be a suggestive guide for teachers of young women. F. H. P.

A FIRST GERMAN BOOK. After the Direct Method. By Frederick Betz and William Raleigh Price. American Book Company. Price $1.28. The selections for practice reading in this text book consist of interesting stories. Each is followed by a vocabulary, a set of questions, and

graduated explanations and exercises. The first fifteen sections give drill in the German sounds. The volume furnishes just what is needed for a beginning course in junior and senior high schools.

NEW COMMON-SCHOOL SONG BOOK. A One-Book Course in Music for Schools of Mixed Grades. By Laura Rountree Smith, Arthur Schuckai, Clark Leaming, Clarence L. Reige and Anna Heuermann Hamilton. Beckley-Cardy Co. Price 40 cents.

A liberal serving of songs, both words and music, for school use. The arrangement is excellent, the classification being such that the teacher can select the song that is appropriate for special days or occasions. The volume opens with twenty easy lessons in first principles of music.

MANUAL DE CORRESPONDENCIA. By Ventura Fuentes and Alfredo Elias. The Macmillan Co. Price $1.00.

An excellent guide to the art of writing social and business letters in Spanish.

LEYENDAS HISRORICAS MEXICANAS. By James Bardin. The Macmillan Co. Price 80 cents.

An admirable Spanish reader, presenting the history of the Aztecs from the earliest days of the Spanish conquest. The chapters relate the legends or stories which have been handed down from generation to generation for nearly four hundred years. They are full of adventure and humor, emotionalism, a blending of aspiration, disappointment, achievement, courage and despair.

FACTS, THOUGHT, AND IMAGINATION. A Book on Writing. By Henry Seidel Canby, Frederick Erastus Pierce, and Willard Higley Durham. The Macmillan Co. Price $1.30.

An original plan is carried out in this book. Part One occupies 45 pages in discussing theory, under three heads, viz., "Facts, Thought, Imagination. Part Two gives illustrative selections in three groups, one group to illustrate Facts, one Thought, and one Imagination. An appendix gives directions for making a "Précis," which is defined as "a condensed essay, giving in logical sequence the main thoughts or facts of the original author, freed from all non-essential matter."

The method is logical and helpful; the selections are well chosen, modern, interesting, and definitely usable along the lines suggested in the theoretical part of the book.

F. H. P.

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DEVOTED TO THE SCIENCE, ART, PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE OF EDUCATION

FRANK HERBERT PALMER, A. M., EDITOR

CONTENTS

Education: The Socializing of the Individual. M. J. Flannery.

129

The Wings of Night. (Poem.) Washington Van Dusen.

138

Developing and Testing Appreciation of Literature. Genieve M. Allen.

139

The Association of Boys and Girls in the Teens. Eleanor R. Larrison.
Thy Will be Done. (Poem.) A. S. Ames.

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The Relation of School Management to Discipline. Walter H. Young.
Bachelors of the Blood. (Poem.) Helen Cary Chadwick.

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The Long School Day and Directed Study. A. S. Martin.

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The Questionaire. (Poem.) Mary M. Spangler.

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Habit Formation. Ernest P. Carr.

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Should the College Student Borrow? Charles W. Coulter.

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ARE THE SCHOOLS UNDER YOUR CHARGE TEACHING DEMOCRACY?

Beard and Bagley's

THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

This is the only elementary textbook that provides a course in the development of democracy in America in accord with the spirit of this question. It is not another textbook in American history, but a different textbook of a new type, in accord with the demands of the year 1918. As regards this present war, Chapter XXIII gives the best exposition of its issues yet offered for children of the elementary school. A brief survey of the table of contents will prove, to your satisfaction, that the authors have viewed the teaching of history in our elementary schools in an entirely new perspective. The reading of a few chapters will make you an enthusiastic advocate of this history.

A BOOK FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF HISTORY

Simpson's

SUPERVISED STUDY IN AMERICAN HISTORY

There is probably no subject in the school curriculum which offers greater possibilities for the inauguration of Supervised Study than American history. The author here gives a detailed outline of suggestive lessons touching upon many of the great questions in American history. Each lesson shows a careful organization of subject matter and a detailed description of methods of procedure in applying the principles of education to the "New Administrative Vision."

Johnson's

A BOOK THAT IS MORE THAN A THEORY

THE TEACHING OF HISTORY

Because of the author's qualifications, The Teaching of History is more than a theory. It is the outgrowth of twenty-five years of study, observation and experiment. It is a product of direct experience in the classroom.

The distinguishing features of this book are: sketches of history teaching from the seventeenth century to the present; a general description and approval of the present theory and practice in the principal countries of Europe and in the United States; a full discussion of the problem of grading history, with specific suggestions for the solution of the problem; a new approach to the question of aims and values; a specific treatment of topics usually disposed of in a few generalities; and the application of principles. In this last connection the author aims to tell teachers specifically what to do with different types of material.

Beard and Bagley's The History of the American People
Simpson's Supervised Study in American History

Johnson's The Teaching of History

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