Notes of Lessons: History, Class Ia

Notes of Lessons: History, Class Ia

[We have thought that it might be of use to our readers (in their own families) to publish from month to month during the current year, Notes of Lessons prepared by students of the House of Education for the pupils of the Practising School. We should like to say, however, that such a Lesson is never given as a tour de force, but is always an illustration or an expansion of some part of the children’s regular studies (in the Parents’ Review School), some passage in one or other of their school books.—Ed.]

Subject: “Our Island Story” Group: History Class Ia

By F. W. Young
The Parents’ Review, 1906, p. 498


I. To increase the children’s power of attentive listening.

II. To give practice in narration.

III. To give ideas about Ethelred the Unready.


Step I.—Draw from the children what they know from the previous lesson.

Step II.—Read clearly a passage from Our Island Story, being careful to keep the attention of the pupils.

Step III.—Ask one of them to narrate, helping him, if necessary, by means of a question.

Step IV.—Read another short passage to the children and let them narrate as before.