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L E S S O N S
THE USE OF SCHOOLS.
PUBLISHED BY DIRECTION OF THE
COMMISSIONERS OF NATIONAL EDUCATION IN IRELAND,
At their Office in Marlborough-street.
W. CURRY, JUN., AND CO., DUBLIN; R. GROOMBRIDGE AND SONS, LONDON;
GEORGE PHILIP, LIVERPOOL; FRASFF, AND CO., EDINBURGH;
AND CHUBB AND CO., HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA.
ASTOR, LENOX AND
FOR H. M. STATIONERY OFFICE.
THE FOURTH BOOK OF LESSONS having been compiled on the same principles as the First, Second, and Third, Teachers are recommended to pursue the same methods in using it.—Their Pupils should be made to spell, without the book, all the difficult words in every Lesson; and, though it is expected that Grammar and Geography be now taught from text-books, yet Teachers should continue to put occasional questions on both these branches of education, in the course of the ordinary examinations. Any sentence can be made an exercise in Grammar; and there is a whole Section of Lessons devoted to subjects connected with Geography which ought to be explained from Maps. The Section of Lessons on Scripture History will aid Teachers in communicating to their Pupils an accurate knowledge of the historical parts of the Bible. When an object described in any Lesson, or a plate or drawing of it, can be procured, the object itself, or the drawing, ought to be shown to the Pupils; and the Teacher should require them to explain, not only what is said of it in the text-book, but all its distinguishing properties, as well as those which it has in common with other objects of the same kind. After having been examined on a Lesson, they should also be made to state, in their own words, all that they have learned from it. Masters will derive considerable assistance in teaching: and Pupils in learning the lessons, from the list of Latin and Greek roots in the Appendix. Those in the First Section have been arranged according to the Lessons in which they first occur, and have been selected at the rate