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Gallipolis, Ohio. Aug. 2, 1897.
The Gallia County Teachers'
Institute met in the Union School
Building at 9:30 A.M. Session opened
with music conducted by Mr. W. L. Nida
and Miss Pearl Kerns.
The devotional exercises consisting of a
Scripture lesson and prayer, were conducted
by Supt. E. M. Van Cleve of Barnesville O.
President Nida after addressing a few
opening remarks to the Institute, introduced
Prof. Henry G. Williams of Bellaire, O. who
took up the subject of Arithmetic. He
claimed that the first two or three years'
in this branch should be taught
incidentally in connection with reading etc.
and that when Arithmetic proper is taken
up the teacher should be careful to see
that his pupils understand perfectly the
fundamental rules and that they be rapid,
accurate and thorough in their work.
A short recess was enjoyed by teachers
and instructors in getting acquainted with
each other, after which Supt. Van Cleve
gave his first lesson in History. He gave
the following definitions for Objective and
Subjective History: Objective = The development
of human lives. Subjective = The study of the
development of human lives. He then
talked at length upon the objects we should
have in view in the study of History. Recess.
A song was sung. Supt. Williams gave a
discourse in Grammar. He emphasized the
importance of preceding Grammar with
Language Lessons. He said that Language
Lessons should increase the vocabulary of
the child and that between the ages of six
and ten was the vocabulary getting period of
the child. The second thing Language Lessons