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CONTENTS.

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Benares
280 Hints to Teachers

90
Bishop of St. Asaph on the History of Sunday schools. 145

management of Sunday- How much of good from one
schools
.1-49_97 single Tract!

222
China

233 Illustrations of Scripture .. 164
Church of England Young Influence of a Sunday-school

Men's Society . 33–177 Teacher out of School 134

Clergyman's Address to his Judas-Life, Character, and

Candidates for Confirma-

Death of

103

tion

197

Clergyman's Address, after LESSONS FOR WEEK-DAY

Confirmation

241 SCHOOLS:

Collects.....
24–74 English History .

5

Geographical Pictures 52

CORRESPONDENCE :

Church History

107

On 1 Sam. xv. 29.
46 The Firmament

152

Church and School Psal- Natural History

211
mody...
93 English History

263
The Dead Sea and the

Jordan.... 141-186—236 Letter addressed to Sabbath-

A Call for Thankfulness . 141 school Teachers

156

The Collects

142 | Mary School Monthly Pa-

Scripture Difficulty 190

pers (One of the)

118

Themes..

281. Mary's Gleanings.. 10–208

Encouragement to Teach- Memoir of Wm. Littlewood 258

282 Missionary's Lesson from

his Pear Trees..

278

Death of a City Missionary 135 Monitorial System.

20

Dusselthal

45 Napoleon Bonaparte, and

Epistolary Morals

278 the Economy of Time .. 56

Evening Schools (On) 254

Extract from the Speech of NOTICES OF BOOKS :

the Rev. John Gregg, at An Exposition of all the

the Annual Meeting of the

Books of the Old and

Sunday-school Society for

New Testament. By

Ireland
193 Matthew Henry

31

God's Footsteps in Creation 60 The Portable Commen-
Government Scheme of Edu-

tary. By the Rev. Ing-
cation

227—275 ram Cobbin, M. A..... 31

ers...

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70

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Notices or Books:

Perfections of God....... ju

The People's Pocket Com- Pernicious Literature

32

mentary. By the Rev.

Ingram Çobbin, M. A. 31 POETRY:

Doctrinal Puritans (Arch-

The Field of the World.. 91

bishop Usher) — Dawn Teacher's Encouragement 92

of Modern Civilization

The Child's Gift..

185

-Life of Lady Russell

“ Small Service is True

-Guide to the Saviour,

Service'?

234

for the Young-A Co-

Consolation

235

venant with the Eyes.. 83

The Bible Reader's Hand Practical Christianity...... 12

Book.

By the Rev. Preparation of Teachers

Ingram Cobbin, M. A. 83 Protestant Character of the
Travels in the East. By Prayer-Book

272

Constantine Tischen- Protestantism of the Liturgy 173

dorff

· 122 | Questions for Self-exami-

Questions on Scriptural

nation

225

Subjects, for Bible Science of Education ..65–148

Classes and Sunday-

schools

125 SCRIPTURE LESSONS :

The Bible explained, in a

41–84-126-168—218-267

Series of Questions and

Answers. By the Rev. Second Coming of Christ.. 131

W. Stoddart, M. A... 126 Striking Instance of the Mu-

Catechism of the Historv tability of Earthly Things 176

of the Early Church in

England and Wales. By SUMMARY or NEWS:

Mrs. Robert Sewell 165 47-95—142-190-239-283

Lessons on the Travels and

Voyages of St. Paul; for SUNDAY-SCHOOL ADDRESS

the Use of Schools. By On the History of Uzziah 14

a Lady

167 The Resurrection

215

Portions of the Morning

and Evening Services Sunday - school Teacher's

of the Liturgy of the Prayer

277

» Church of England ca- | Thoughts on the appropriate

&c. Mcally explained, Studies of a Sunday-school

By the Rev. Chas.

Teacher

160

Miller, A. B. ....... 167

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TEACHER'S VISITOR.

No. 39.

JULY, 1847.

VOL. VII.

THE BISHOP OF ST. ASAPH ON THE MANAGE.

MENT OF SUNDAY-SCHOOLS.

(Continued from p. 247. Vol. VI.)

AS TO WHAT SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN A SUNDAY-SCHOOL.

31. Our special object must be to make the children understand, spiritually, the Bible and the services of the Church.

32. With regard to this, I would observe, that the general understanding of these is the same as the understanding of any other subject; but that there is a spiritual understanding of these, which differs widely from the understanding of any other subject. We must accomplish the teaching of the one by human means, and try to lead our scholars to the other by praying for God's blessing on our exertions.

33. The tasks may be divided into two heads : I. “ Lessons learnt by heart during the week, and repeated on the Sunday.” II. “The reading of the Scriptures.”

34. “WHATEVER IS LEARNT BY HEART, SHOULD BE PREPARED ON THE PREVIOUS SUNDAY," that the chil. dren may understand that which they are committing to memory

35. It is best, if possible, to select these lessons from the services of the day. Thus, for instance, the lessons for a class may be the Collect for the Sunday; the Gospel do.; and a Psalm in verse, which is to be sung at church. The method of carrying this into effect will be as follows : After prayers, the children say the Collect for the day,—then they prepare the Collect for next Sunday. They repeat the Gospel for the day,

then they read over and prepare that for next Sunday. Then they repeat the Psalm or Hymn, and afterwards prepare

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that for next Sunday. If any time remains, they read a portion of the Scriptures. So in the afternoon they may begin with the Church Catechism-say the whole or a portion of it, according to circumstances—repeat the texts which they have learnt, in illustration of the portion repeated. Then, the Teacher will point out the texts for next Sunday, and explain them. Then, they will read a portion of the Scriptures. It is evident that to preserve this system, the whole class must on each Sunday be learning the same lessons, the same verses of Scripture, the same portions of poetry.

36. It is not, of course, necessary that all these lessons should be selected from the services of the day. The Collect is often too hard for any but advanced classes,—the Gospel may be too long,—the Psalms sung in church, may not be well suited for the edification of children. This is matter of detail, which must be arranged by the Superintendent and Teachers, under the guidance of the clergyman. All I contend for is, that it must be thought of and settled. Such matters should never be left to chance, or the caprice of the Teacher.

37. Teachers are apt to allow the children to go on without any system. And when, in visiting a Sundayschool, I have found a class reading chapter after chapter from the book of Job, without even a single question being asked them, I confess that I have not wondered that the scholars did not derive any great spiritual improvement from the exercise.

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ON THE METHOD IN WHICH THE TEACHER SHOULD

IMPART INSTRUCTION.

41. If a Teacher were to explain a difficult passage to children by stating to them what it meant, it is probable that many of them would not understand it; while it would be almost impossible to ascertain who did, and who did not do so. But if the Teacher proceeded by asking questions, the answers given by those children who were more conversant with the subject, would convey the idea to the more ignorant; and by gradually

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