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Sunday school teacher training
Title : Sunday school teacher training Sunday school teacher training
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Date of creation : ca. 1900
Format : Photograph
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Description :
Henry Lipson Hancock - one of the many children of 'Captain' Richard Hancock of Moonta Mines - developed a system of Sunday school curriculum of world-class standard, just prior to the First World War. Hancock travelled to the US to view methods of teaching, and developed an Australian curriculum. Based on current theories of the day, grades were introduced according to children's ages, and carefully prepared lessons were presented by trained teachers. Hancock apparently had great success using a version of the monitorial system of teaching.
Related names :

Hancock, H. Lipson (Henry Lipson), 1867-1935

Hancock, Henry Richard, 1836-1919

Moonta Methodist Sunday School (S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1900
Place : Moonta (S. Aust.)
Region : Mid North
Further reading :
'A model Sunday School,' People's weekly, 21 April 1916, p. 3 
'Development of the Sunday School,' People's weekly, 8 February 1913, p. 2 
Earnshaw, Beverley. Fanned into flame: the spread of the Sunday School in Australia, Sydney: Board of Education, Diocese of Sydney, c. 1980
Hancock family. Personal papers, 1880-1979, PRG 1185
Methodist Church of Australasia. Rules for the management of the Australasian Wesleyan Methodist Sunday schools, Adelaide: Wesleyan Book Depot, 1872
Methodist Church of Australasia. South Australia Conference. Wesleyan Sunday School Committee minutes, 1839-1868, SRG 4/1/30
Methodist Sunday-school year book , Adelaide: Hussey & Gillingham, 1914-1918
Robinson, Mandie. Cap'n 'Ancock: ruler of Australia's little Cornwall, Adelaide: Rigby, 1978
Shaw, William. A Sunday school of to-day: an illustration of principles, Adelaide: Hussey and Gillingham, 1911
Sunday School Teachers' Union of South Australia. South Australian Union magazine for teachers, Adelaide: Sunday School Teachers' Union, 1858-1859

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