Sunday, January 20, 2008

Little People: An Alphabet(Children of the World in Alphabet)/Google Books

U for United States.
The States are full of mush and pie
And houses twenty stories high,
Saw-mills and millionaires and bustle;
The people there "have got to hustle."
The business of the States is done
Ex-clu-sive-ly by telephone;
And that is why the people say,"I guess we're 'cute in U. S. A."

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A History of Art for Beginners and Students/Google Books

Click here. Appropriate for middle school and up. Clear, concise, and interesting introduction to art history published in 1887.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fifth Reader/Google Books

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Teacher's Manual The Boys' and Girls' Readers(4th-6th grade)/Google Books

Published in 1919, this reader is divided into three sections for fourth, fifth and sixth grades. The table of contents is arranged alphabetically by reading selection, author, and by grade. Many classic reading selections. Click here.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Child's Illustrated First Book in French/Google Books

Published in 1880, this book is a structured language program focusing on grammar and vocabulary with conversational stories for learning the spoken language. Reading level is about fourth or fifth grade. Click here.

The Child's German Book/Google Books

Published in 1870, a learning German book for children. It begins easily with letters and progresses to poetry and stories for about the fourth and fifth grade level. Some of the stories were so wonderful that I found myself wanting to learn, and reading along. I found this book to be a much more interesting way to learn a language compared to modern texts which tend to be rather dry and skeletal.

The book teaches German using the beautiful older German letters. Click here.

Friday, January 4, 2008

How to Amuse Yourself and Others: The American Girl's Handy Book

"These descriptions of leisure-time activities for Victorian girls were designed to cultivate their curiosity and inventiveness, and to help them gain self-confidence regarding their competence and talents." Click here. Read contents first, some activities are not wholesome by conservative Christian or other conservative religious standards.

First Lessons in English/Google Books

Click here. Covers thou, thy and thine which is handy to know for Bible reading.

The Chart Primer and First Reader/Google Books

Introduction to early readers, teacher's manual included. Click here.
First Reader. Click here.
These two go together.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Child's Fourth Book Most stories are interesting, although a few are a bit harsh by modern day standards. I copied one, Filial Affection with the comprehension questions to Google Documents. Click and print here.