A History of the Teaching of Chemistry in the Secondary Schools of the United States Previous to 1850

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University of Minnesota, 1920 - Chemistry - 68 pages

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Page 13 - As to their STUDIES, it would be well if they could be taught every Thing that is useful, and every Thing that is ornamental : But Art is long, and their Time is short. It is therefore proposed that they learn those Things that are likely to be most useful and most ornamental, Regard being had to the several Professions for which they are intended.
Page 54 - A MANUAL OF CHEMISTRY; containing the principal Facts of the Science, arranged in the order in which they are discussed and illustrated in the Lectures at the Royal Institution.
Page 34 - My principal object is, to qualify teachers for instructing the sons and daughters of farmers and mechanics, by lectures or otherwise, in the application of experimental chemistry, philosophy and natural history, to agriculture, domestic economy, the arts and manufactures.
Page 54 - Mrs. Marcet's Conversations on Chemistry, in which the Elements of that Science are familiarly explained and illustrated by Experiments.
Page 11 - Memoirs of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, containing communications on various subjects in husbandry and rural affairs.
Page 38 - There is, indeed, a consoling note to page 48, in which the Editor says, "we believe this experiment has been tried to a limited extent," &c. ; and we are desirous to learn "the results," &c. In answer, I state that the results have far exceeded the most sanguine expectations of its founder, or of his immediate agents, or of the trustees. Five classes have graduated at this school, and many of the members of each class are now engaged in teaching upon the experimental and demonstrative plan ; and...
Page 35 - ... in the application of science to the common purposes of life." He declared one of his principal objects to be " to qualify teachers for instructing the sons and daughters of mechanics, in the application of experimental chemistry, philosophy, and natural history, to agriculture, domestic economy, and the arts and manufactures.
Page 29 - ... furnish material for discussion. If it was thought expedient a regular course of instruction, by lecture or otherwise, might be given. Books and apparatus for illustrating the work in the sciences were to be secured. The society might aid in establishing and patronizing institutions for the education of youths, institutions for the application of the sciences to agriculture and the other useful arts, and institutions for the training of teachers. It was proposed that delegates from all the town...
Page 30 - The new organization immediately adopted as its goal, "the advancement of education, especially in the common schools, and the general diffusion of knowledge.
Page 28 - ... soils, and practical agriculture. One prominent object of the school is to qualify teachers. The most approved method of instruction will be introduced and lectures will be given on most of the Physical Sciences, attended with demonstrations and illustrations sufficiently plain and familiar to admit their being introduced into common education. Courses on Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Botany will commence at the opening of the Seminary This institution was unendowed, and after...

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