COURSE OF STUDY (1877)
FOR THE SOLDIERS' ORPHANS' SCHOOLS
The following information was extracted
from the ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SOLDIERS' ORPHANS, FOR THE
YEAR 1877. Page 27.
COURSE OF STUDY.
First Grade.---Spelling, reading, writing, and drawing
on slates, oral exercises in numbers, object lessons.
Second Grade.---Spelling, reading, writing and drawing
on slates, mental arithmetic, four fundamental rules of written
arithmetic, object lessons.
Third Grade.---Spelling, reading, writing, drawing,
mental and written arithmetic, geography, and object lessons.
Fourth Grade.---Same as for third grade.
Fifth Grade.---Same as for fourth grade, with the
addition of grammar.
Sixth Grade.---Same as for fifth grade, with the
addition of history of United States.
Seventh Grade.---Spelling, reading, book-keeping,
elementary algebra, geography, grammar, history of United States,
Eighth Grade.---Reading, algebra or geometry, grammar,
Constitution of United States, natural philosophy of the elements of the
natural sciences generally.
Vocal music, declamation, composition, and instruction in
morals and manners are continued through out the whole course.
The studies of the course are frequently reviewed as the pupils
proceed. Bible classes and Sunday schools have been organized in all
the schools, but sectarian instruction is carefully avoided, except where
the children are all of one denomination.
In the form of object lessons, a large amount of general information is
imparted and valuable instruction given in the elements of the different
sciences that can be illustrated with objects.
All of which is respectfully submitted,
J. P. WICKERSHAM,