The Teaching of Natural History in Schools


IN an article which appeared in NATURE, May 13, p. 628, dealing with the memorandum of a British Association Committee on this subject, the following statement occurred: “It devolves on the teachers of zoology to show in detail the kind of zoological syllabus that can be put into operation in schools as a basis for zoological teaching.” May I be allowed, as one whose privilege it has been to teach zoology to some hundreds of boys, to offer one or two suggestions for such a syllabus?

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SHANN, E. The Teaching of Natural History in Schools. Nature 109, 747–748 (1922).

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