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28 SUGGESTIONS FOR SUPPLEMENTARY WORK.
SUGGESTIONS FOR SUPPLEMENTARY WORK.
[Note to the teacher.- The points mentioned below are merely suggestions. The
discretion of each instructor will tell him what to omit, and what to adopt. No-
thing is given him that has not been successfully tested in the school-room.]
1. Write a letter imagining yourself to be a French
courtier during the reign of Louis XIV. Describe the
palace, the grounds, the dress and personal appearance
of the " Grand Monarque "; the manners and customs of
his court; tell of the coming of La Salle, the impression
he made upon the nobles, and his interview with the
2. Write a biography of La Salle (Reference-books-
Encyclopedias, Parkman's " Life of La Salle," "The Story
of Tonti," a romance by Mary Hartwell Catherwood).
3. Describe the ships used in La Salle's .time, showing
how they differ from those of the present day.
4. Write a letter to De Tonti describing the death and
burial of La Salle, you having been an eye-witness of
5. Conversation topic, each pupil to talk one minute:
What is your opinion of the Texas Indian? Has he been
justly treated ? (The author cannot too heartily recom-
mend conversational topics, which the entire class is re-
quired to discuss; during her fourteen years' experience
as a teacher no other language exercise has brought
forth such encouraging results.)
6. Fancying yourself to be a 17th-century priest, in
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