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its examples will furnish good exercise for even the most matured minds found in our schools. Mental arithmetic has been too much confined to the more juvenile portion of pupils: if this book induces older scholars to resume the study it will accomplish much good.
Outlines of Rhetoric and Belles Letters. By Abraham Mills, A. M.; published by Robert B. Collins, New York.
This is a small work more in the form of a treatise than a text book for schools. It is however furnished with questions. The style is pleasant and perspicuous, and the book an interesting and profitable one, both for the general student and the school room.
The Illustrated Bydropathie Review:
This quarterly is again on our table. "The present number completes the volume and closes the career of the Review." Its scientific matter will hereafter be found in the Water Cure Journal, and the more general portion of that Journal transferred to a new weekly paper.
Harpers Magazine :
Harper for November, can be found at J. A. Roys. The publishers say that its circulation is now greater than at any previous time. It is probably the most widely read of any magazine in America.
History of the United States. By Mrs. Emma Willard. Published by A. S. Barnes, & Co., of New York.
This history prepared by one of the oldest and most eminent Teachers in this country, has now been in use for more than 23 years. It has been revised, and its records brought down to the year 1851, and is now made one of the most correct and reliable histories of our country. It is a good book for the school room or family library.
The Singing book for Boys' and Girls' meetings. By Wm. B. Bradbury. Ivison & Phinney. publishers N. Y.
This is a collection of easy tunes and hymns, made for the ragged boys meetings, such as the benevolent people in some of our larger cities are establishing for vagrant children. It is in matter and form just fitted to its purpose and must prove acceptable to those who wish, anywhere to engage in this kind of labor for the neglected boys in our large towns.
Arthur's Home Magazine:
Arthur's Home Magazine for November is on our table, with its pages well filled. This is a good magazine for the home circle. Address T. S. Arthur, & Co., Philadelphia. Terms $2 a year.
Having consented to conduct the Teachers' Magazine another year, we have heartily resolved to use our utmost efforts to make it worthy of the class it represents and of the cause it advocates. To our fellow teachers
we shall look for aid in giving it such a circulation as will make its influence felt in the educational affairs of this state at least. Every teacher should at once subscribe himself, and canvass his district for it.
It will be seen by reference to the cover that we have again offered a list of premiums. That noble work, Webster's Quarto Dictionary, a book that no real scholar or literary man thinks of doing without, is placed within the reach of all. A few hours of well-directed effort will easily earn it in favorable localities.
WEBSTER'S QUARTO DICTIONARY FOR THE SCHOOL ROOM.
Will not some of our public-spirited teachers take this opportunity to gain this book for their district and scholars? Let them represent to the parents the value of this book for the school-room, and inform them of this opportunity to get it, and many who would not subscribe for the Journal alone will perhaps be willing to do so in aid of the teacher and school.
The State Teachers' Association will hold its next Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor in the early part of April next. The time will be announced in a future number. Preparations are in progress to make this a large and influential meeting. Let every teacher resolve to attend.
The meeting of the American Educational Association, which was to have been held at Washington, D. C., on the 8th of August, will take place the 26th of December next.
The venerable William Darby, Esq., well known as the American statician geographer, died in Washington on Monday, Oct. 9th. He was 78 years of age.
Alexander von Humboldt lately celebrated his 85th birth day. The illustrious philosopher is in the enjoyment of full bodily health and intellectual vigor.
A London paper says that on September 19th, the venerable President of Magdalen College, Oxford, Martin Joseph Routh, D. D., entered on his 100th year; he was elected President in 1791, or 63 years ago.
A literary gentleman of New York is writing a life of Horace Greeley, to be published about New Year's day.
The Bangor Whig learns that Thomas Drew, Esq., recently deceased, has left, by his will, the sum of $20,000 for the establishment of a farm school for boys.
Mr. Catherwood, the distinguished artist, was on board the Arctic, on his return from a brief visit to England, on private business, and is probably among those who were consigned to a watery grave.
EDUCATION.-By the liberal donation of $3,000 from John Beveridge, Esq., of Newberg, and the valuable bequest of the late John Bloomfield of Rome, of over $20,000, the New York State Colonization Society are entrusted with a certain annual income of about $1,600 to be expended in the support of the young getting an education for usefulness in Liberia. The funds are expended in the best schools in Liberia, to aid promising young men in acquiring a thorough academic education. Education in general, is rapidly increasing throughout the colonies.
OBERLIN COLLEGE.-While this College has 1305 members enrolled on its catalogue, and an average daily attendance of between 800 and 900, the number of its graduates at the last commencement was but 33. It is said that this college is the scene of a constant revival of religion— that more or less conversions occur every week, and that some 150 or 200 occur annually.
The sixth volume of Bancroft's History of the United States has just been published by Little, Brown & Co., bringing the work down to the year 1774, and forming the third volume of the History of the Revolu
The citizens of Ann Arbor have voted to raise the sum of $12,000 for a new Union school house.
The Michigan State University, never opened with more flattering auspices, than the present terin. There are about eighty students in the Freshmen class.
The State Normal School is still rising in public favor. Three hundred and twenty five pupils have attended the recent Teachers' Session, and there are now two hundred and fifty regular students in daily attendance.
The Ypsilanti Union School building has been recently enlarged by the addition of a wing, constructed like the main building of brick, and measuring 40 by 70 feet. It contains a chapel 40 by 60 feet, and a large suit of ladies dormitories. The cost when finished, will be nearly $4,000. 125 students from abroad have attended this Institution the past term. Its Teachers' class has numbered about forty.
The citizens of Jackson are erecting a new Union School house at a cost of about 11,000,
Rev. M. A. W. Dunlap, recently from the State of New York, has taken charge of the Jonesville Union School.
Mr Elias Cooley, Jr., formerly of the Genesee Prairie Academy, has become Principal of the Paw Paw Union School.
Mr. Richard Taylor of New York, has succeeded Prof, Dixon in charge of the Union School at Lansing.
The Union of the Intellectual and the Moral in Edu
An Address, delivered at Romeo, before the Macomb Co. Teachers' Association.
I will allude to but one other consideration in favor of the union of the intellectual and the moral in our public instruction. And that is, the exigencies of the peculiar system of government under which we are pernitted to live-a system of government left us by our fathers as their richest legacy, and of which we are all justly proud. We are not the slaves of a despot, nor the subjects of a king, but the free citizens of a republic. But on what, I ask, do republics rest? If the testimony of history be consulted, the answer must be, not on intelligence alone, but on intelligence and virtue combined. The ancient republics, those bright meteors which have now and then shot across the political sky to raise for a time the hopes of the oppressed and well-nigh despairing millions, all failed, not from any lack of intelligence in the citizens, but from the depravity of public morals. In them the arts of civilized life were brought to the highest perfection; knowledge was universally diffused among the masses: but in the defective morality which prevailed, a canker-worni was found upon the heart of the body-politic, by which its very life-blood was speedily denounced. And here manifestly lies our chief danger. How shall it be arrested? Is there any other way but to train our children to the sentiments and habits of virtue, at the same time that we store their minds with the elements of knowledge? As good and trusty guardians of our free institutions, how can we afford to arm our youth with the fearful power of an intellectual development, without at the same time throwing around it the safeguards of a healthy moral training? A due
combination of the two is certainly as important as our liberties are precious. The one ought never to be allowed to outrun the other. The one ought never to be imparted with the hope or expectation that the other will be obtained from some other source. Our schools should be nurseries of virtue, as well as of intelligence.
The grand objection to the union of these two elements of education in our public schools, is found in the fact of a diversity of religious views prevalent among us, with which the government in its very organic principles, is pledged not to interfere, except to throw the regis of its protection around them all. Because the Church and the State are separate, it is claimed that the intellectual and the moral in education should also be separate. The objection is solely a matter of sectarian jealousy, or of infidel opposition to religion. As to the latter, I boldly claim that it is utterly unworthy of notice. We are emphatically a christian nation. The existence and government of God, together with our dependence upon him, and our obligations to him, are fully recognized in our very constitution and laws, and in all our public proceedings. The Infidel, the Pagan, the Mohammedan, therefore, while he is freely tolerated among us, and allowed to dwell under the shadow of our beneficent institutions, should be content. He has no right to claim an accommodation at the expense of a superversion of the very principles on which these institutions are based. He has no right to go into our schools, and say that the ele ments of christianity shall not there be taught; nor if he should, are we required by any principles of our free institutions to yield to his demand. As a christian state, we have an undoubted right to stand upon the broad platform of christian principle, to mould all our institutions after the christian pattern. It is high time that this point were well understood, and fearlessly insisted on; lest in the extreme of our liberality we at length be betrayed into a concession of all that is really valuable or stable in our boasted institutions. Let every Infidel objector be promptly met by the assertion that we are a christian people; and therefore not only have the right, but are most strenuously obligated to train our children in the principles of christian morality.
But the jealous sectarian--what shall we say to him? By what arguments shall he be reconciled to the course for which we are pleading! It is here, I am ashamed to say, that the greatest difficulty is encountered, in allaying the fears and quieting the suspicions of rival and contending religionists. But these fears and these suspicions are all groundless, and must yield at once to a broad and intelligent view of the subject. Moral culture is by no means synonymous with the inculcation of sectarian dogmas. A wholesome morality certainly is to be found in common with all the sects. As much as this at least is claimed by each of them, and may safely be allowed. Nay, I hesitate not to advance still further, and assert, that among all the sects which are recognized by the public voice as truly christian, there may be found al! that is really valuable or essential in religion. Of this, the spirit and essence of christianity, which ought to be esteemed of far higher value than creeds and dogmas, none