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FOR THE SCHOOLS

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Discovering England
'The Peak'
2-' The Country-side'
PATRICK MONKHOUSE
Last week Patrick Monkhouse , who is the son of Allan Monkhouse , the distinguished journalist, author, and play-wright, gave the first of four talks on the Peak District, in Derbyshire. He told you what the land is made of and what it looks like, described some old industries and a typical village, and mentioned some of its famous and beautiful places
Today he passes on to the farmland of the Peak, and he will describe some typical farmsteads, and tell listener; about the breeds of sheep to be found here and about the sagacious epdogs; about the grouse moors and fishing rivers ; and the birds and plants and insects of the district.
Then, this evening, or as soon as the listener has the time, he or she can sit down and write out in an exercise book the varieties of birds that frequent the Peak, and are also seen in his own neighbourhood. Has he ever seen a ring ouzel-or a grouse ? Are there rivers where he lives? And what fish are caught in them ? The farms round his village, the crops that are grown on them, the snakes, if any, that he has seen, the number and names of the different grasses he has picked ... all these things will add to the interest of his little log of his parish and to his knowledge of England.
2.25 Interval
2.30 World History-2
' The Old Civilisations of America ' EILEEN POWER, Professor of Economic History in the University of London
Last week Professor Eileen Power told listeners about the discovery of America, and today she is to follow up that talk by discussing the people of America before the European came.
Listeners will hear about the old civilisations ; about the Mayas, ancient race of Central American Indians who dominated the whole of Central America in the tenth century, had their own language and calendar, and were marvellous architects. They will hear about the civilisation of the Aztecs, aboriginal natives of Mexico, who had their arts and architecture, a State organisation, but a grim religion, and were destroyed by Cortez in the sixteenth century. And, finally, about the Incas, ruling class of Peru, who were highly cultured, worshipped the sun, and were exterminated by Pizarro in the same century.
2.50 Interval

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Unknown: Patrick Monkhouse
Unknown: Patrick Monkhouse
Unknown: Allan Monkhouse
Unknown: Professor Eileen Power

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