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Publishers of Camp's Outline Maps and Keys officially recommended by State Superio

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Webb's School and Family Cards and First Lessons in Language and Drawing. Cutler's Anaton

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WISCONSIN

Journal of Education

ORGAN OF THE

STATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION

AND OF THE

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

NOVEMBER, 1874.

CONTENTS:

Page 433

433

435 436

436

Academic Culture in the State System.

Page 413 | Legends and Superstitions,
Are Wisconsin Teachers Fitted for their Business! 416 Xew Experiments in Education,
Hiring Teachers by the Year,

417 The Art of Sklpping, Primary Instruction,

419 The Art of Questioning, Democracy Here Alse, .

422 Hints from School Reports, Effects of Impure Literature,

423 Normal, Growth,

Wedding of the Geld Pen and Inkstand, How to Treat Children,

427 Omctal Department, Drawing in Distriet Schools, .

428 Editorial Miscellans, . The Relation of Art to Education,

What the Town System Can Do for l's, . Mr. Tyndall's Adddress,

431 Book Sotices,

438

4:39

435

EDWARD SEARING AND JOHN B. PRADT,

Editors and Publishers.

MADISON, WIS.:
DEMOCRAT COMPANY BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, MIFFLIN-ST.

1874.

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-BUILDING COMMITTEES WILL FIND A VARIETY

of Modern Designs for School Houses, Court Houses,

*and Churches, on application to e Correctness of Estimates Guarranteed.

E. TOWNSEND MIX, 1874–Established--1856.

ARCHITECT, MILWAUKEE, WIS

MADISON, WISCONSIN, This institution embraces the following Colleges and Departments :

COLLEGE OF ARTS. Five Departments. General Science, Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Mining and Metalluray, Military Science.

COLLEGE OF LETTERS.
Tro Departments. ANCIENT CLASSICAL Department, in which the course of study is equivalen:
to that in the best classical colleges in the country.
MODERN CLASSICAL Department. French and German take the place of Greek.

SUB-FRESHMEN COURSE.
This embraces two years of preparatory study.
Ladies are admitted to all the courses of instruction in the University.

LAW SCHOOL.
Judge P. L. SPOONER, Dean of the Law Faculty.

The Laboratories for instruction in Analytical Chemistry, Determinative Mineralogy and the Assaring of Ores, are believed to be the most complete in the country, west of the Alleghanleg.

A QUANTITATIVE LABORATORY has been opened, and numerous additions have been made to the apparatus in the different Depar. ments of Science.

LIBRARIES. are open to students, without charge, containing more than SEVENTY THOUSAND VOLUNES.

THE CURRENT EXPENSES are less than in other institutions of equal grade. One student from each Assembly district, and al! graduates of graded schools of the State who pass the required examination, are entitled to

FREE TUITION. The institution is under the immediate charge of a President and twenty-six Professors and Teach: ers, and is, in all respects, in a highly prosperous condition. For further information, apply to

JOHN BASCOM, MADISON, June 4, 1874.

President

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The Largest, Oldest, and Most Successful Company in the Northwest.

Lossos Paid, Chiefly on Farm Property, Nearly $750,000.

SERIES

NATIONAL

NATIONAL SERIES Standard School Books,

A. S. BARNES & COMPANY, NEW YORK PUBLISHERS. CHICAGO

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Teachers desiring further information regarding the books on this list, as well as a knowledge of others not mentioned herein, are referred to our Descriptive Catalogue, and the Educational Bulletin, copies of which will be sent free to any teacher sending us name and postoffice address.

NEW COURSE IN GEOGRAPHY,

BY PROF. JAS. MONTEITH. Montelth', Elementary Geography,

35 cts Monteith's Comprehensive Geography 75 cts Monteith's Physical Geography, 50 cis

that all we claim for our books is justified by the facts.

It is our desire to afford educators every facility to satisfy themselves,
or service in our power, will always be cheerfully and promptly rendered.
to ask questions; it will be our pleasure to answer them. Any information

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SCHOOL

BY PROF. J. DORMAN STEELE.

Steele's 14 Weeks in chemistry,
Steele', 14 Weeks in Philosophy,
Steere's 14 Weeks in Astronomy,
Steele's 14 Weeks in Geology,
Steele's 14 Weeks in Physiology,

75 cts 75 eis 75 ct) 75,ets

The NATIONAL SERIES, comprises more than three hundred publloations, presenting text-books adapted to every grade of common school und college classes, all of which will be found fully described in our new Descriptive Catalogue, mailed 7REX on application.

Sample Copies when desired for examination with view to introduction will be forwarded on receipt of ball the retail price.

A. S. BARNES & CO., 111 & 113 William St., New York, or 113 & 115 State St., Chicago.

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CHICAGO.
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Strong,
Healthful,
Compact,
Durable,

Elegant.
DOVETAILED TOGETHER, and incomparably superior to any School

Desks put together with Screws.
· School Apparatus, Globes, Charts and Maps of the Largest Variety.
PRANG'S NATURAL HISTORY CHROMOS.

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Church Pews, Pulpits,

Chairs, Lecturas, Sexices, Etc.

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$1,50. Sample Copics sent free.

Call Bells,

Every Variety. Office and Library Llesks, Chairs, etc., largest assortment.

Publishers of Camp's Outline Maps and Keys oficially recommended by State Superin

tendent for use in Schools of Wisconsin.

Webb's School and Family Cards and First Lessons in Language and Drawing. Cutler's Anatom

ical Charts. Price's Arithmetical Charts, &c.

Send for Catalogne, School and Church Furniture, or Ritchie's Philosophical Apparatus,

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