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QUESTIONS ON GEOGRAPHY. [Errors in spelling will detract from credits. Ten questions; value, ten credits each.] 1. Give the latitude and longitude of the City of Washing
ton; of San Francisco; of London. 2. Define Zodiac, Ecliptic, Meridian, and Isothermal Line. 3. Mention some of the principal currents of the ocean, and
explain the generally adopted theory of the cause of
oceanic currents. 4. Give the area, boundaries, and population of the United
States. 5. Through what waters would a vessel pass in sailing from
New York to San Francisco, thence to Hong Kong, thence to London via Cape of Good Hope? and what, winds and currents would be encountered on the pas
sage? 6. Bound Nevada Territory, name its principal towns, and
for'what it is remarkable. 7. How do California and the Island of Great Britain com
pare in size? France and New York ? Australia and
the United States ? 8. Name the principal plateaus of Asia and North America,
and the principal plains and deserts of the world. 9. Describe the Mississippi River, name its tributaries, the
cities and towns situated upon its banks, and state
briefly its commercial and military importance. 10. State the principal points of resemblance, and of differ
ence, between the Eastern and Western Continents.
QUESTIONS ON NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.
[Ten questions; value, five credits each.]
1. What is the law of attraction of gravitation? What
would be the weight of a 641b cannon ball at the dis
tance of the moon ? 2. Define specific gravity; and give the law for finding the
specific gravity of a solid. 3. What is the generally received theory of light? What
are the sources of light? What is the solar spectrum? 4. What are the laws which govern the reflection and the
refraction of light ? What is the telescope ? What
is the microscope ? . . 5. What is the barometer, and who invented it? How is it
used to ascertain the height of mountains ? 6. Mention the principal laws of motion. 7. What is the principle upon which Morse's electro-mag
netic telegraph is founded ? 8. How is the polarity of the magnetic needle explained ? 9. Who invented the steam engine; and what distinguished
men have been connected with its improvement and
application ? 10. What are the laws discovered by Kepler, governing the
motions and distances of the planets ?
GENERAL QUESTIONS, AND METHODS OF TEACHING.
[This paper will be credited as a whole; highest number of credits not exceeding 100.]
1. State your name, age, nativity, and Post Office address. 2. At what Schools educated, and how long in attendance ? 3. At what places, and in what kind of Schools, engaged in
teaching ? 4. Length of time engaged in teaching. 5. What certificates received from Boards of Examination ? 6. What letters of reference, or of introduction ? 7. Can you teach vocal or instrumental music?
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8. Can you teach elementary drawing?
9. Have you had any practice in teaching School Calisthenics - or Gymnastics ? 10. Have you had any practice in giving “Object Lessons ?” 11. What class of faculties are called into exercise in the Sys
tem of “Primary Instruction by Object Lessons ?” 12. What works on Teaching, or on Object Teaching, have
you ever read ? 13. What Educational Journal have you ever taken? 14. What do you conceive to be the relative advantages of
Public and Private Schools ? 15. What is the natural order of developing the intellectual
faculties of a child, and what studies call into exercise
the different faculties ? 16. What do you conceive to be the use of the study of Arith
metic, and what relative place would you give it in
School studies ? 17. What general exercises would you introduce into an
unclassified School ? 18. What system of reward and punishment would you adopt
in School ? 19. Write an outline of questions in a primary object lesson,
on “Glass." 20. Outline of a brief moral lesson, on “Lying."
THE CALIFORNIA TEACHER:
A MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL, UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE TEACHERS OF CALIFORNIA, AND ESTABLISHED BY UNANI
MOUS VOTE OF THE STATE INSTITUTE, MAY, 1863.
Terms—ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUM, INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE.
This journal will be published punctually on the first day of each month, commencing July first, eighteen bundred and sixtytbree. Each number will contain at least twenty pages, octavo, in bandsome style, besides advertisements. The general appear. ance of the page will resemble that of the “ Massachusetts Teacher.” Sufficient funds were collected at the Institute to render its publication for one year a certainty; and it is hoped such a response to its first number will be received as to justify the Resident Editors in increasing the size of each month's issue. Still, no debt will be incurred for the Teachers of the State to meet at the year's end. The enlargement depends entirely upon the Teachers themselves.
The price was fixed by the Institute Committee at one dollar per year. The Resident Editors have not time to spend in
keeping accounts for the TEACHER, and must insist on payment from each subscriber in advance, or upon receipt of the first number. Where gold dollars cannot be obtained for remittance, silver can be sent by putting three three.cent postage stamps upon the letter. For three subscribers, a quarter eagle may be inclosed, and the remainder in postage stamps. Rev. enue stamps will be of no service to us. It will be better, however, for Teachers to secure five subscribers, and inclose a half eagle.
It is hoped The CALIFORNIA TEACHER will be of great service to the profession, and in the homes of the Pacific Coast. The need of such a journal is unquestioned. The Eastern educational journals, however valuable, cannot meet our emergencies. Their distance from us, and their necessary ignorance of our School-needs, aside from the call for the full employment of their energies in the home-field, render them entirely inadequate for California. We shall select from the mass whatever may be adapted to our circumstances.
We desire to furnish a regular means of communication between School officers and Teachers; to bring to parents and Teachers the best practical methods of discipline and instruction; to give the materials for the future historian of our growth in educational directions; and to use every authorized means of making Teachers better and the people happier. Due regard will be paid to the opinions of all; but no attempt will be made to conceal the importance of moral training and of patriotism in our Schools.
The TEACHER is destined to live at least one year; the Institute has made that certain. It remains for those to whom this prospectus may come to determine, in some measure, the degree of influence it will exert, and whether the first year shall be the last. The Editors make no pledges beyond their determination to meet Teachers and friends of education once each month with the best matter that can be obtained. The TEACHER will be very poorly conducted if the investment of one dollar for each adult in the State should prove a total loss.
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