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APPENDIX.

EXTRACTS FROM THE BY-LAWS

-OF THE

State Board of Education.

The following classification and schedule of studies shall be observed in all Primary and Grammar Schools, and in those classes of High Schools to which they are applicable:

FIRST GRADE. J. Reading and spelling from Chart or Blackboard; reading or spelling Primer or First Reader. 2. Writing capitals and small letters from copies on black board. 3. Counting objects. 4. Writing figures as far as 100. 5. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by 2, 3, 4, orally and by written work. 6. Drawing. 7. Object lessons. 8. Singing.

SECOND. 1. Reading and spelling to the end of Second Reader. 2. Writing words and sentences. from blackboard and from Second Reader. 3. Writing and reading figures as far as 1,000. 4. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Mental Arithmetic. 5. Drawing. 6. Object lessons. 7. Singing.

THIRD.

I. Reading and spelling to the end of Third Reader. 2. Copying on slates the lessons of the Reader, and exercises in Dictation. 3. Spelling, one-half of Primary Spelling-Book. 4 Writing and reading figures as far as millions. 5. Acidition, subtraction, multiplication and long and short division. Mental Arithmetic. 6. Writing in Copy-Book, Nos. I and 2. 7. Language lessons begun. 8. Oral lessons in Geography, including the Maps of Maryland and the United States. 9. Drawing. 10. Object lessons. II. Singing

FOURTH. I. Reading and spelling to 'the end of Fourth Reader. 2. Primary Spelling Book completed 3. Copying of lessons in Fourth Reader. Reading from slates the lessons copied; Dictation and Reproduction exercises. 4. Elementary Arithmetic, through Fractions. Meiltal Arithmetic. 5. Writing Copy-Book, Nos. 3 and 4. 6. Primary Geography, with Oral lessons and Map Drawing. 7. Lauguage lessons continued. 8. Drawing 9. Object lessons. 10. Singing.

FIFTH. 1. Reading and spelling, Fifth Reader, alternate with History of Mary. land and of the United States. 2. Writing lessons in Fifth Reader from Dictation. 3. Spelling, a lvanced Spelling-Book. 4. Arithmetic, ad book

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completed. Mental Arithmetic. 5. Writing, Copy-Book, No. 5. 6. Language lessons continued, with Composition and Letter Writing. 7. Grammar, Parsing and Analysis of easy sentences. 8. Advanced Geography. 9. Elementary Physiology. 10. Drawing. II. Singing. 12. Needlework and Domestic Economy (for girls). 13. Elements of Agriculture, when ordered.

Sixth. I. Reading and spelling to end of Fifth Reader, alternate with History of Maryland and of the United States. 2. Spelling, advanced SpellingBook completed. 3. Practical Arithmetic completed. Mental Arithmetic. 4. Writing, Copy-Book, No. 6. 5. Advanced Grammar. 6. Geography completed. 7. Lessons in Composition and Letter Writing. 8. Physiology completed. 9. Drawing. 10. Singing. II. Needle-work and Domestic Economy (for girls). 12. Elements of Agriculture.

TIME TABLE. Each grade may have four daily recitations, as follows: ist. 1 lesson of 15 minutes and three of 10 minntes each—45 minutes. 2d. “ 15

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IO 4th. 2 lessons of 15 minutes each and 2 of 10 each

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10 6th. i lesson of 20 minutes and three of 15 minutes each -65

The available portion of the remaining hour, and the time that may be gained by the absence of all pupils in any grade, may be spent in general exercises, or in studies above sixth grade, when there are pupils sufficiently advanced.

High Schools. 8. The High School course shall begin with the completion of the sixth grade, and may include all the studies required for admission into the Freshman class at college.

9. No school shall be classed as a High School unless it contains at least two grades higher than the sixth.

10. The following schedule of studies is recommended for adoption in the High Schools and the higher classes of graded schools.

SEVENTH. 1. Arithmetic reviewed. 2. Algebra (Wentworth's or Robinson's) through Equations of the first degree. 3. Geometry (two books of Wentworth or an equivalent) Geometrical Drawing. 4. Physical Geography. 5. English Grammar-Morris' “Elementary Lessons.” Parsing and Analysis of “Paradise Lost," Book I. 6. Practical exercises in Composition. 7. English History-Green's “ Short History.” 8. Latin Grammar and Reader. 9. Book-keeping. 10. Physiology-(Martin's Human Body).

EIGHTH. I. Algebra through Equations of the second degree and Progressions. 2. Geometry, Plane and Solid, completed. 3. Natural Philosophy. 4. Rhetoric. 5. Modern History. 6. Latin--Cæsar “De Bello Galico," three books. 7. Physiology completed.

NINTH. 1. Plane Trigonometry and Surveying. 2. Chemistry. 3. Botany. 4. Ancient History. 5. Englisii Literature (Sharv's). 6. English Lailguage (Lounsbury). 7. Elocution. 8. Latin-Virgil's Æneid, four books; Sallust-"The Conspiracy of Catiline."

State of Maryland Education Department.

State Board of Education.

Gov. LLOYD LOWNDES, . - - - President.
E. B. PRETTYMAN, - - - - - Secretary.
Joseph M. CUSHING, - - - Baltimore City.
Z. P. WHARTON, - - Stockton, Worcester County.
Rev. J. C. NICHOLSON, D.D., - - - Baltimore.
2. C. EBAUGH, - - Towson, Baltimore County.

E. B. PRETTYMAN,
State Superintendent of Public Instruction,

Baltimore, Md.

SAMUEL, E. FORMAN,
State Institute Conductor.

Baltimore, Md.

Boards of County School Commissioners,

JANUARY 1, 1900.

ALLEGANY COUNTY.

Term Expires Duncan Sinclair, President............................... Midlothian ................. 1902 Wm. H. Shepard......... .............................Cumberland..................1900 De Warren H. Reynolds...................

Cumberland................ 1904 John F. Edwards, Secretary...........

Cumberland. ........ ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY. Robert Murray, President................................ Cumberstone............., 1902 Dr. H. M. Revell............................................. Asbury ......................1900 Bradford Rich ...........

................. Jessups ...................... 1904 F. Eugene Wathen, Secretary ............ ........Annapolis ..................

BALTIMORE COUNTY. Reister Russell, President ........ ............., Reisterstown ............. 1902 Tohn P. Clark, N.W. Calvert and Lexington Sts. Baltimore .................. 1900 James B. Ensor.........

...Belfast ........

......... 1902 Thomas B. Todd..

...............North Point. Wm. B. Krout..................

Towson.

1904 Talbot Jones....

..St. Denis. ... ...... 1904 Z. C. Ebaugh, Secretary....

..Towson....

CALVERT COUNTY. Charles G. Spiknall, President ........................ Prince Frederick ......... 1904 Wm. F. Robinson......

.. Barstow .........

........ 1900 Robert J. DeBarril.........

.... Drum Point...........

...... 1902 J. Frank Parran, Secretary ...........

Prince Frederick .......

1900

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