A study in seventh grade subject-matter
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Two years ago the writer came into the University Elementary School to devote about half time to teaching the seventh grade and the other half to graduate work in the University. As the writer worked along he found that the Elementary School offered as much opportunity to do graduate study as any work taken in the University. Therefore in working on the course of study for the seventh grade it seemed very feasible to embody some of this study in a Master's thesis. As a result the following thesis attempts to describe what the writer has been doing in connection with seventh grade work. The thesis does not give a theoretical discussion of what might be done, nor does it represent an experiment carried on for the purpose of a thesis. The writer decided to write this thesis only after working in the school for some time and after realizing the richness of the field. The thesis, then, describes work that is actually going on and which, it is felt, is meeting with a fair degree of success.