An Illustrated history & description Of Schools in the 18th & 19th Centurys.

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316 Old-time Schools and School-books
See this flock of black-birds: they have lighted upon the bars of a gate, and are all singing together. Find how many there are on each separate bar.
From Lesson First of Emerson's The North American Arithmetic, Part First, 1838.
The pictures were confined to the early lessons in the first pages, and the book as a whole was designed for the older pupils. We had no primary arithmetics until 1838, when Emerson's The North American Arithmetic.Part Firsts appeared with illus­trations scattered all through it. This was a genu­ine beginner's book of the modern type. The preface deprecated the fact that " the practice of postponing arithmetic till children arrive at the age
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