William Robertson Garrett ( read online ) History of Tennessee, Its People and Its Institutions
Excerpt from History of Tennessee Its People and "Its InstitutionsThe competent teacher of history demands of the text book two essential alities Firsf The text book "InstitutionsThe competent teacher of history demands of the text book two essential alities Firsf The text book contain a clear statement of all mate rial facts and an adeuate discussion of all important topics arranged in such consecutive order as to cover the subject completely and to connect all the parts in logical seuence There must be no missing link in the chain of events The author of the text book does not share in the licene accorded to the general writer He has no right to dilate on favorite or sensational topics to the omission or exclusion of essential links in the chain of history In order to cover the subject in all its parts it is necessary that the style be concise and the scope be comprehensive If the text book be defective in this first essential ality no rhetorical excellence or charm of style can cure the defectSecond In connection. With the statement of each important fact and discussion of each "topic the text must supply carefully selected page references to sources "the text book must supply carefully selected page references to the sources information and to the best authorities in which the subject is treated in detail than the restrictions of a school book will permit The skillful teacher makes this demand of the text book because he needs it as an aid to himself and a guide to the pupil in order to accomplish the best results He knows that the limitations of the school term will not permit him to do than lay the foundation pon which the pupil himself in future years must build the superstructureIf the teacher is ambitious that his teaching shall live in the future lives of his pupils he looks beyond the school room and is not content to prepare his pupils only for the next recitation or the next examination If he aims to train lovers Of history or readers of history or writers of hi. Story he must give his pupils at least a glimpse of the rich and varied field of historical literature with some training towards forming the habit of historical research and some practice in the methods of historical investigation The text book should aid in this work by supplying referencesAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find
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