Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I was curious about the book that was used by the teacher in the old log church -school house in 1850's. Did you know it can still be bought today.
This is the man Noah Webster 1758-1843 that was call the father of American Scholarship and Education. His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. He and his wife had nine children.




3 comments:

Mildred said...

Very interesting and I love the old portrait.

W. Latane Barton said...

My granddad studied from the Blue Back Speller when he went to school back in the 1800s. Wow.

Lynda said...

I love words spelled correctly. When they are incorrect anywhere in print - - in advertisements or newspapers or books - - - it is like a black eye on the page to me.