Over the weekend I was going through a box of old books we had never unpacked when we moved here a year ago, and I came across an old 1889 Indiana Educational Series Fourth Reader.
Inside this antique book was the above recipe that had been cut out of a newspaper.
I have seen similar recipes, but never this one.
You certainly wouldn’t find any poems today using the Middle English term ‘kith and kin’, which means friends and family, now would you?
It’s been a long while since I’ve had any children in Fourth grade, but one of my granddaughters is in the Fifth grade.
When we go to Michigan to visit them again I believe I’ll give her the definition test that I found in this antique Fourth Reader book.
She’s a smart girl, but I’m guessing she won’t have been taught any of these words in her classroom yet.
caprice, whim | requisite, necessary
heir, one who inherits | device, contrivance
cubit, about 18 inches | abominable, hateful
stipulations, conditions | ingenious, skillful in inventing
composed, calm; quiet
Would a fourth grader today be made to memorize and recite Longfellow’s,
If you have a moment, click on the above link and then give me your opinion on how you would rate todays education system compared to the children who were taught from this Indiana Fourth Reader.
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