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SCOTLAND, IRELAND, BRITISH NORTH AMERICA,
By W. G. BAKER,
ASSOCIATE OF KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON; LECTURER AT CHELTENHAM
GLASGOW, EDINBURGH, AND DUBLIN,
This series of Geographical Readers is intended to meet the requirements of the New Education Code 1884, as interpreted by the circular to Her Majesty's Inspectors. * The work of the several Standards is divided as follows:Standard I.—To explain a plan of the school and play-ground.
The four cardinal points. The meaning and use of a map. Standard II.—The size and shape of the world. Geographical
terms simply explained, and illustrated by reference to the
map of England. Physical geography of hills and rivers. Standard III.-Physical and political geography of England,
with special knowledge of the district in which the school is
situated. Standard IV.-Physical and political geography of the British
Isles; and either British North America or Australasia, with
knowledge of their productions. Standard V.-Geography of Europe, physical and political.
Latitude and longitude. Day and night. The seasons. Standard VI.—Geography of the world generally, and especially
of the British colonies and dependencies. Interchange of
productions. Circumstances which determine climate. Standard VII.—The ocean. Currents and tides. General arrange
ment of the planetary system. Phases of the moon. [In Standards V., VI., and VII. maps and diagrams may be
required to illustrate the answers given.] The object of these Readers is to give geographical ideas, and not merely a list of geographical facts; for this purpose pictures and maps have been freely interspersed with the descriptions.
The Fourth Geographical Reader is so arranged that the teacher may select either of the two great colonies for special study; the required amount of work for both reading and geography is contained in the lessons on Scotland, Ireland, and one Colony.
W. G. B.
• Circular No. 228.-In reading-books, 40 lessons and not less than 80 pages of small octavo text should be required in Standards I. and II., and not less than 60 lessons and 120 pages in higher Standards.
61. Extent and Coasts,
62. The Surface.-I.,
63. The Surface.-II.,
64. Travelling in Central Australia,
66. The Aboriginals or Natives,
67. The Settlers,
68. The Gold Diggings,
69. Some Australian Quadrupeds and Birds,
70. Divisions and Towns.-I., -
71. Melbourne and the Gold Towns,