Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline



In the past, history has been almost solely a treatise on the other worlds of which the students have only vague conceptions, while being in ignorance of their own surroundings. Every student should be familiar with the history of his own country, state and community.

Teachers of history are committed by their own logic to a study of the experiences of other teachers. Believing as they do believe that the past of humanity in general is of value to humanity in general, they are scarcely in a position to deny that the past of history is of service to teachers of history. The most that can be claimed for this part of the work is, however, that it may furnish some indication of what in the course of three centuries has been thought and done in the teaching of history.1

To discuss this topic intelligently I must state the purposes of this study. A. Purposes of the Study - The purposes of this study are fourfold: (1) to Indicate how the social world my be made intelligible; (2) to show to students in the public schools of Waco values of history for its own sake; (3) to show how the correlation of other subjects with history helps to vitalize history teaching; and (4) to point out the role of physical equipment, teaching devices and other factors in history teaching.

1Johnson, Henry - Teaching of History, page 14.

Committee Chair/Advisor

S. E. Warren


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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