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Stories of Great Men

Author: Faye Huntington Excerpt: CHAPTER I ALEXANDER THE GREAT Where shall we begin? With “A” of course, but there are so many great men whose names begin with A, I don’t know how to select. However, I might as well go back a good way in the world’s history, and say Alexander the Great. Since […]

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Hero Stories from American History

Subtitle: For Elementary Schools Author: Francis K. Ball Excerpt: CHAPTER I THE HERO OF VINCENNES Early in 1775 Daniel Boone, the famous hunter and Indian fighter, with thirty other backwoodsmen, set out from the Holston settlements to clear the first trail, or bridle path, to what is now Kentucky. In the spring of the same […]

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A Guide to Methods and Observation in History

Subtitle: Studies in High School Observation Author: Calvin Olin Davis Excerpt: INTRODUCTION The outlines herewith presented have grown out of the necessities of a course conducted by the writer in the training of teachers in the University of Michigan. The course has been styled “Methods and High School Observations in History.” It has been open […]

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History of Modern Philosophy

Author: Alfred William Benn Excerpt: CHAPTER I. THE PHILOSOPHICAL RENAISSANCE For a thousand years after the schools of Athens were closed by Justinian philosophy made no real advance; no essentially new ideas about the constitution of nature, the workings of mind, or the ends of life were put forward. It would be false to say […]

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History of Education

Author: Levi Seeley Excerpt: Conclusion of INTRODUCTION Finally, modern systems of education are the outgrowth of the experiences of the past. They represent the results attained and indicate present educational conditions. Nothing can better summarize the total development reached, or better suggest lines of future progress than a comparative discussion of the leading school systems […]

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A Book of Natural History

Subtitle: Young Folks’ Library, Volume XIV Author: Various Authors Excerpt: This volume is made up from the writings of naturalists who have told us of the behavior of animals as they have seen it at first hand and of the beginnings and the growth of life so far as they know about it. In selecting […]

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