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American Background in Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha"

Description: The background for "The Song of Hiawatha" is explicitly American, for Longfellow has preserved many legends, traditions, and customs of the aborigines with fidelity. As a whole, "The Song of Hiawatha" is a successful delineation of the aborigines of North America. Longfellow preserved the most interesting legends and supplemented them with accounts of Indian life.
Date: 1940
Creator: Doty, Fern Marie

An Analysis of Certain Factors Associated with School Progress

Description: This thesis is an analysis of certain factors associated with school progress of students of the graduating class of the Hillsboro Junior High School for 1940. The study is limited to considering the effect of age, attendance, environment, and economic status on progress during four years that these students attended junior high school.
Date: 1940
Creator: Tribble, Percy G.

An Analysis of Educational Equalization Legislation in Texas

Description: It is the purpose of this study to make the following investigations: (1) to trace briefly the historical background of equalization in the United States; (2) to present briefly a cross-section of the plans of equalization used by representative states in the United States; (3) to analyze the principal legal provisions of the equalization laws of Texas for the purpose of showing the growth and development of the State's equalization policy; and (4) to present a summary, to draw conclusions, and to make certain recommendations in the light of the information derived from the study.
Date: 1940
Creator: Rogers, D. K.

Analysis of the Interscholastic League Activities in the Elementary Schools of Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to present an analysis of University Interscholastic League activities in the light of modern objectives and principles and to evaluate the reaction of the elementary school teachers and principals to the League activities as they affect children, teachers, and the community. It will attempt to point out and analyze the objectives and principles for elementary school activities. It is hoped that it will cause elementary school teachers and principals of the state to cooperate in solving the problem of Interscholastic League activities in the elementary schools of Texas.
Date: 1940
Creator: Webb, Escoe Lamar

An Analysis of the Utilization of Community Resources in the Educational Program of Wise County, Texas

Description: The problem forming the basis of this study has to do with an analysis of the degree of utilization of the community resources in the educational programs of the independent school districts of Wise County, Texas, for the purpose of determining how adequately these resources are being utilized by the schools for the enrichment of their curricula to the end that pupils may be released into their respective communities well-prepared to assume the duties and responsibilities of efficient, functioning citizens.
Date: 1940
Creator: Woodard, John Allen

Citizens' Understanding of the Utilization of Public School Buildings as Community Centers as Interpreted by Eighty-Four Citizens of the District

Description: The problem of this study is to determine the extent to which public school buildings were used as community centers in 1939-40, and the degree to which certain citizens understood this utilization. The study is limited to the county seats in Deputy State Superintendent's District Number Seventeen of Texas, which includes the following counties: Angelina, Cherokee, Shelby, Rusk, Nacogdoches, Sabine, and San Augustine.
Date: 1940
Creator: Whitmore, C. W.

A Comparative Study of Environmental Conditions and their Relations to Achievement, Personality, and Intelligence of Fifth Grade Pupils

Description: This study has the purpose to compare the relationships between personality, environment, achievement, and intelligence and discover the effect, if any, of environment upon the personality, achievement, and intelligence of a group of fifth grade pupils.
Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, J. Frances

A Comparative Study of the Personality of Town Pupils and School Bus Pupils in the Elementary Grades

Description: The major purpose of the study is to reveal, by means of comparison, the extent to which the Town Group of pupils and the School Bus Group of pupils of the elementary grades (fourth to seventh inclusive) of the Decatur, Texas, Public School are adjusting to the problems and conditions which confront them in the Decatur school and community, and the extent to which they are developing a normal, happy, and socially effective personality.
Date: 1940
Creator: Crockett, Dixie