Frequently Asked Questions.
England Primer, 1996
- 1. What is in the
1996 Primer besides the material described in the
: | Mini
Book Review | ?
- 2. What is the major
difference between the 1777 Primer reprint and the 1996 Primer edition?
- 3. Do you take credit
- 4. ... letters J and
V were missing from the alphabet..?
- 5. ... cross-century
comparison of the teaching of math and reading?
- 6. ... My topic is
the interconection of religion and education through the New England
What is in the 1996 Primer besides the material described in the Mini Book Review?
- The 1843 Title Page;
- Alphabet-Syllables & Words;
- 170 syllabic / phonetic constructs which
include: 80 syllables beginning with a vowel & 90 beginning
with a consonant.
- Westminister Catechism; 107 questions with
answers on Bible basics.
- Letters & Numerals;
- Author's Last Notes; How to become a Christian
- How to use this Book with Lesson Plan.
What is the major difference between the 1777 Primer reprint and the
1996 Primer edition?
- For using the book as a text for children, it would be the
printing and spelling that is used in it. For example the
"f" was frequently substituted for "s". (I don' know why.
> The answer per Mr. Gile.)
- Here's an example; the letter "A" in the ALPHABET OF
LESSONS [ref. Proverbs 10:1] in the 1777 edition looks like:
wife fon maketh a glad father, but a foolifh fon is the heavinefs of
- In the New England Primer; 1996 (new
and improved) it reads:
wise son maketh a glad father, but a foolish son is the heaviness of
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class was doing a close reading of the 1683 version of The
England Primer and they noticed that the letters J and V were missing
from the alphabet. They asked me why and I had no answer for
them. Does anybody there know why those two letters were left
out? ... Thanks. Jay
England Primer 1996" is nearly a reprint of the 1843 edition
printed by the Massachusetts Sabbath School Society in Cornhill,
Boston. I updated it to the New King James as much as
possible. There are several
Alphabets in the
various Primers. The missing letters in the 1843 edition were
& "V" and they were missing from "AN
ALPHABET OF LESSONS FOR CHILDREN"
on page 15. This question also puzzled me as I was
rewriting/reprinting the 1843 edition. However after deciding
"add" them to my book to make it complete, I
unique problem that caused me to not "add" them
too! I did
not find a source or reference for this answer but I will give you my
best assumption as stated in Footnote 12 from my book, which is quoted
are two letter-phrases missing from the list i.e. J & V in this
book and at least one other primer. To include them caused
problem of selection that other printers probably
The obvious letters to start with are "J" for Jesus & "V" for
Verily [in the KJV], which Jesus used to highly emphasize the
Truth. However, there are 237 references beginning with Jesus
61 for Verily. All of these are in the four Gospels [Mt., Mk,
& Jn.] which is only 143 pages of easy reading in the
King James Version of the Holy Bible by Thomas Nelson Publishers."
The implication from the footnote is:
How does one select just 1 verse
from 237 about Jesus himself and just 1 verse
from 61 of his direct quotes beginning with Verily??
Perhaps your students could write an
paper on which two verses they would select and explain why.
you are in a public school and need some legal support for this check
out these web pages of resources: http://Hisways.org/steward/Rel-Guid.htm
Thanks for your quick reply
to my questions about The New England
Primer. I am
hoping to make a comparison of the teaching of reading and math of a
century or two ago with that of today. Do you have
suggestions for material for sale, in addition to The New England
Primer, that would lend itself to an easily understood
cross-century comparison of the teaching of math and
reading? I hope to share this type of
information with my six year old son's teachers and school
principle and with other parents. Thank you very
your time. Sincerely, Bernie
My topic is the interconection
of religion and education through the New England Primer.
to answer me. Julie ...
I'm not an
expert about that information but I think your findings will surprise a
lot of people. For a treatise on this view see mwhodges/education-a.htm
Grandfather Report (web
which suggests that the unionization of teachers in 1960`s as the main
cause of the failure of public education. Personally I think
seeds of failure go back
to the 1900's & Dewey's Progressive (Atheistic) Education; for
on this see "The
Parent's State of Education
Message" and supporting articles.
Another source for a quick study on reading is the
following site where you can get reprints of McGuffey's Eclectic
. [ no
frames = http://abaptist.org/catalogs/homeschool/McGuffey.html
provide a short comparison of the Eclectic Readers to today's reading
Here's the famous
8th Grade graduating test of Salinas, Kansas of 1895 with reference
links and qualifying comments at the bottom.
archive of mwhodges.home.att.net/1895-test.htm .
I hope that helps.
Dear Julie ...,
There is a lot of information on our web
site like our book review at: the Mini Book Review
which ends with the reviews of 5 video tapes that cover the character
of our Constitutional Documents and our Founding Fathers who wrote them.
Our "colonial" pages have Christian
quotations from our Founding Fathers. There is a
Education Lesson, that came from words from the New England
Primer series that were taught to Primary level children.
I have two Primers for sale. A
reprint of the 1777 edition and the 1996- improved and updated.
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