Friday, December 06, 2013

Teachers Institute, December 27, 1873, Jay County, Indiana

Jay County Granger, Portland, Indiana, January 15, 1874, page 4

Penmanship by T.W. Fields, subject, Spacing and Shading, giving the standard measure for spacing, giving the distance between letters, words and sentences.  Thinks he would not teach beginner shading on account of blotting theis books.  Physiology, T.W. Fields. Gave a description of the circulation.  Mr. J. Lemaster, conducted a recitation in History.  Has pupils to arise and give all the events relating to some particular period, other members arise, correct all mistakes and give additional thoughts, omitted by the first.  Sometimes has pupils to read the lesson before reciting.  Remarks on the subject by McLaughlin also by Walters, and Whitsel.  Remarks by the Trustee, does not approve of History taking the place of readers in the school.  Recess.

This article recites how Jacob Lemasters (1845-1922), son of Rev. Luman Walker and Nancy (Young) Lemasters, gave a presentation as a history teacher at the Teachers Institute held December 27, 1873 at School House No. 4 in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.  Jacob was my paternal 2nd-great granduncle.

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