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NEW CODE-FIRST SCHEDULE.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATES OF PUPIL TEACHERS AT THE END OF THE SECOND YEAR.
1. Certificates of Health from the Managers and a Medical Practitioner.
2. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Managers.
3. Certificate of Punctuality, Diligence, Obedience, and Attention to Duties from the Master or Mistress.
4. To read with fluency, ease, and expression.
(a) The conjunction, with
(c) To write full notes of a lesson on a subject selected by the Inspector. 7. Arithmetic.
(a) Males. Interest and Percentages.
(6) Females. Vulgar Fractions. 8. Mathematics. (Males.) Euclid, Book I., to end of the Twenty-sixth Proposition.
9. Geography. The Colonies [Maps to be drawn in this and the following years.)
10. English History. Outlines of British History, to the accession of Henry VII.
11. Teaching. To teach a class to the satisfaction of Her Majesty's Inspector, and to show increased skill in instruction and discipline.
12. Music (where suitable means of instruction exist). Scales and intervals altered by sharps and flats. Compound times.
THE BRITISH COLONIES. For the purposes of the Government Course for Pupil Teachers, the term Colonies must be held to imply the whole of the British possessions in every part of the world.
A Colony is properly a territory peopled by settlers or emigrants from some other country, to which it remains in partial or entire subjection. Thus Australia and Canada are properly British colonies, because they are inhabited principally by emigrants from the United Kingdom. Colonies were formerly called “ Plantations."
A Dependency is simply a territory which is subject to a foreign government. As distinguished from a colony, it is peopled by a native race different from that which governs it. Thus Malta, Aden, India, are British Dependencies.
The British Empire is the largest in the world. Its estimated size and population are exhibited in the following table :
The British Empire may be compared with :The Russian Empire. Area, 8,400,000 sq. miles. Population,
86,500,000. The Chinese Empire. Area, 5,500,000 sq. miles. Population,
400,000,000. The British Empire contains one-seventh of the land, and about one-fifth of the entire population, of the globe.
The following is a list of the British Possessions, with capitals, etc. :
(1) IN EUROPE.
* Occupied (provisionally) by the English.