A Geography of Middlesex County: For Young Children : Embracing 1. a Short Typographical and Historical Sketch of Every Town, 2. a General View of the County, and the Employments of the People, 3. a Glossary, Explaining the Geographical and Other Difficult Terms

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Hilliard and Brown, 1830 - 106 páginas

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Página ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Página v - ... of all other subjects of education, to which their attention may be simultaneously or subse quently directed. iar illustration the meaning of a map, and inform him that the top is north, the bottom south, the right hand east, and the left hand west. Let him find on the map the town or the village, where he resides, and observe carefully its shape, its ponds, its rivers, and its hills or mountains. All these he is to draw from the map upon his slate or small black board, and to draw them over...
Página v - ... mentioned in the book, as mills, or factories, ponds, streams, hills, or mountains. For recitations a large black board should be used at least three feet wide and three and a half feet long. This should be so placed that the pupil standing before it, may have his face to the north ; when, of course, his right hand will be to the east, his back to the south, and his lelt hand to the west.
Página vi - If the class consists of several, let one be directed to draw the northern line of the town boundary. Another may be invited to criticise the execution, and then another may give his opinion. It may then with advantage be submitted to the judgment of the whole class, that any one who can detect an inaccuracy, may expose it. Let the eastern boundary now be drawn and subjected to the same critical examination and amendment ; and so of the other lines. A member of the class may then name the towns on...
Página ii - An act supplementary to an act, entitled, * An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,* and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Página vii - ... adjoining towns, according to their difficulty. At reciting this second lesson, the shape of the town or towns may be drawn upon a variety of scales. This exercise will be found to be exceedingly useful, as a severe discipline of the mind is involved in producing accurate proportions. And the whole class should be kept constantly on the alert, in judging of the truth of the proportions between the several lines drawn by each one of them. When greater ease has been acquired in drawing, and several...
Página ii - In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned " j and also to an act, entitled " An act supplementary to an act, entitled, ' An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,'...
Página v - ... quently directed. iar illustration the meaning of a map, and inform him that the top is north, the bottom south, the right hand east, and the left hand west. Let him find on the map the town or the village, where he resides, and observe carefully its shape, its ponds, its rivers, and its hills or mountains. All these he is to draw from the map upon his slate or small black board, and to draw them over and over again upon a variety of scales, till he can do it accurately from his memory and conceptions,...
Página vii - ... before that is to them chronology. Having thus completed the pupil's own town, the next exercise may be one or more of the adjoining towns, according to their difficulty. At reciting this second lesson, the shape of the town or towns may be drawn upon a variety of scales. This exercise will be found to be exceedingly useful, as a severe discipline of the mind is involved in producing accurate proportions. And the whole class should be kept constantly on the alert, in judging of the truth of the...
Página 64 - There are some good farms however in the town, and the soil is generally good for fruit-trees of all kinds, which are common in this...

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