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RAINING SKILLS IN
This department includes the commercial, industrial arts, home economics,
and driver and library training courses.
Typing is one of the most popular ot the commercial courses. Students
learn the operation and care of machines, as well as typing skill in clerical, col'
lege, and personal work. For any student going into business, bookkeeping is
an essential. Shorthand is designed mainly tor the preparation of secretaries, as
is the business machines course. The latter acquaints the student with machines
tound in most modern offices - billing and posting machines, calculators, and
The shop course consists of wood-burning, wood-working, and doing elec-
trical experiments. Students often wish to take drafting in preparation for a
career. Here they learn lettering, detailed drawing, sheet metal layout, and the
reading of blueprints. In recent years welding has been made part of the in-
dustrial arts program. During a study ot these courses a student may well dis-
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World History, United United States History, United States History Unifed Sfqfes Hisfgry, world Hisioryl Unned
States History, Counselor American Government, American Government Smtes Hismw
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For students to fully understand their government, it is necessary that they know the background of their
country The students in Mr. William Young's United States history are reading about events in history from
Attempting to establish a solid background of
education, the Social Science department teaches the
experiences of other cultures, the various concepts of
government, and solutions to many problems that
may arise in our daily life.
Starting in the tenth grade, students are given
the opportunity to take world history, which attempts
to help him understand the political, social, and
economic problems of today. lt also traces the
growth of the nations of the world.
The students in their junior year are required
to take United States history. This class gives the
pupil a chance to learn his role as a citizen and to
learn the basis of the United States democracy.
Sociology is also offered in the junior year. This
subject acquaints the students with the forms, institu-
tions, and funcions of human groups. They study
contemporary problems and attempt to seek out pos-
sible solutions for them.
In the student's senior year he may branch out
into economics, where he studies the various prob-
lems that arise in connection with the efforts of
people to make a living. The scope of this course
is very broad and appeals to the young persons in-
terested in business administration or business man-
The senior may also desire to take home and
family living, which interests pupils who wish to pre-
pare for a happy married life. Such topics are dis-
cussed as dating, recreational activities, mutual plan-
ning, income problems, personality adiustment, and
the family. These subjects help the students to un-
derstand more fully the economic, social, and govern-
mental problems that may arise today.
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THE RAcTicAL ARTS
cover what he wishes to make his lite vvork.
Bentley's course in driver training is growing in importance each year, both
to the benefit of the students and ot the community. lt is offered to grades ten
through twelve. Another program, library training, has two goals in mind. The
tirst is to Otter a complete library service to students and teachers fvith the help
ot student assistants. Secondly, the course gives technical experience to the
people that select this course.
Related instruction is new at Bentley this year. It is an arrangement .where-
by the student may work outside ot school while taking courses related to his
work. The student receives academic credit tor working both inside and outside
of school. This is one more step in the direction ot learning by doing.
Bentley's practical arts department carries out the ideas of education
through application in actual situations. This phase ot the curriculum is the final
touch to a well-rounded education for each individual.
Triple trouble, boil and bubble, Grace Witt, Shirley Clark, and
Virginia Deboutte amuse Mrs. Grace Wallace with their cooking
Every week Bentley's librarians check out hundreds of books. Each takes his turn doing a
particular iob. At this time Sue Elliott checks outa book for Carol Loucks and librarians,
Mrs. Rachael Hilbert and Mrs. Ruth French are going through the over-due book cards.
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