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Secondary School Curriculum. Part I. Langauge, History, and Mathematics: The Greek Course


by Katherine Moore Cochran 1906

The course in Greek begins in the third year of the High School and continues for three years. During the first year the class meets five periods a week; during the second and third years, four periods a week. The aim which is kept in mind is twofold to prepare the pupils to read Greek of comparative simplicity with ease and appreciation, and to arouse in them an interest in the literature and genius of the people. In the attempt to carry out these aims there are certain distinct features which are kept especially prominent each year. During the first year the emphasis is laid mainly on the study of forms and the acquisition of a vocabulary. In this training there is as much variety introduced as possible in order to secure interest as well as proficiency. The study of forms is not treated merely as a means to an end. In the study of the verb, for example, the sense of power which comes to the pupil when he realizes that he has all the forms at his command together with some knowledge of the verb formation, seems in itself a worthy aim. Therefore the entire verb is thoroughly studied, but more constant drill in giving synopses, writing sentences, etc., is put upon those forms which are most commonly met in the literature.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 7 Number 2, 1906, p. 174-180
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11604, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 9:28:08 AM

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