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German Citizen's School.
--First three years: Preparatory Classes. -
Phys., Mathematicdi and Ancient Geogt:
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French Primary Superior Elementary
Chart II, showing how the time coinmonly devoted to history and geography in the American common
school and the different classes of German schools is divided.
Chart III, showing how the time commonly devoted to arithmetic and mathematics in the American
common school and the different classes of German schools is divided.
Chart IV, showing how the time commonly devoted to the natural sciences in the American common
school and the differont classes of Gorman schools is divided.
Prussian schools. Chart III shows that in the high schools of Prussia mathematics begins with geometry in the form of arithmetical mensuration, or, as some haveit, geometry in object lessons. The comparison with an average American high school is particularly instructive. In a sub. sequent chapter it will be shown why in Europe, with the exception of England, the study of arithmetic is more satisfactory than here.
Chart IV is somewhat misleading, because it would seem from it that there is no difference in the time given to the natural sciences in the high schools in Prussia, but in fact the time, that is the number of hours per week, devoted to those studies differs materially in the different schools, as may best be seen from the four time-tables accompanying this, and also from the typical courses of study. (See subsequent chapters.)
A graphic presentation of the time devoted to music, drawing, pen. manship, and gymnastics has not been attempted, for reasons too obvi. ous to be mentioned; but the following time-tables will shed some light on this subject.
XIV.-NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK DEVOTED TO THE DIFFERENT BRANCAES.
Religion (catecbism, Bible, and church history)......