The sketch on plate
to was suggested for geography. It is very simple and requires only strokes
already used a number of times.
The sky and hill
are represented by the use of stroke 1. Place a long piece of chalk vertically,
the accent at the lower end giving the outline of the hill.
The marshy land is
represented by a similar stroke camed in a horizontal direction. The board is
left free from chalk in the case of the hill and the water. The village in the
distance is added with charcoal, and the reflections in the water with little
touches of chalk or charcoal.
Erase spots for the
haystacks, and use stroke 3. This is a very simple curving stroke with the side
of the chalk, accenting with the left end of the crayon; then a reverse stroke,
accenting with the right end of the chalk. If shadows are desired they may be
added with charcoal or black crayon. Observe that the tops of all the haystacks
are on a level.
The, sketch with the ladder was made for primary
reading. Different words were written on the different steps of the ladder and
the children tried to see how high they could climb; in other words, how much
of the lesson they could read. If they read all of the words they could climb
to the top of the haycock