American History in Schools and Colleges - 1944
 The group from Who’s Who in America was chosen by an arbitrary formula. At selected intervals the last name on the right hand page was taken. The persons so selected were invited to take the test at their convenience. Each one signed a statement that he would take it without recourse to any aid. Nearly 400 persons were asked to take the test, and 107 sent back usable answers.
 The principal ones used for this study are cited at the close of this chapter.
 See Chapter VI for the recommended content.
 A general outline of the topics to be emphasized in each course in on pages 74–80.
 The period which will be stressed in the middle grades is from 1492 to 1789. The period of emphasis in the junior high school is 1776 to 1876; the period to receive increasing emphasis in the senior high school is that since 1865. These slight overlappings are deliberate; they provide a reminder of the continuity of our history.
 Graduate work for social studies teachers usually follows teaching experience; consequently the problem of graduate courses is discussed below.
 The elimination of life certificates is interwoven with the in-service growth of social studies teachers, a subject which is discussed in Section C.
 Such a law is on the statute books of Illinois. The School Law of Illinois, 241 (Springfield, 1935).
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