The New England Primer
(CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Oct. 19, 2016)
, Large Print edition
The New England Primer was the first textbook ever printed in America and was used to teach reading and Bible lessons in our schools until the twentieth century. In fact, many of the Founding Fathers and their children learned to read from The New England Primer.
The New England Primer was the first reading primer designed for the American Colonies. It became the most successful educational textbook published in 18th century America and it became the foundation of most schooling before the 1790s.
Many of its selections were drawn from the King James Bible and others were original. It embodied the dominant Puritan attitude and worldview of the day. Among the topics discussed are respect to parental figures, sin, and salvation.
CONTENTS OF THE 1777 Edition
A Divine Song of Praise to GOD, for a Child,
The young INFANT'S or CHILD'S morning Prayer.
The INFANT'S or young CHILD'S Evening Prayer.
A Lesson for Children.
The Infant's Grace before and after Meat.
An Alphabet of Lessons for Youth.
The LORD's Prayer.
Dr. WATTS'S Cradle Hymn.
VERSES for Children.
Duty to God and our neighbour.
Our Saviour's Golden Rule.
The Sum of the Ten Commandments.
Advice to Youth. Eccle. xii.
Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth.
Some proper Names of MEN and WOMEN, to teach Children to spell their own.
The Burning of Mr. John Rogers
Learn these four lines by heart.
THE SHORTER CATECHISM,
SPIRITUAL MILK FOR American BABES,
A DIALOGUE between CHRIST, YOUTH, and the Devil.
The late Reverend and Venerable Mr. NATHANIEL CLAP, of Newport on Rhode Island; his Advice to children
- 153960926X / 9781539609261
- 7.7 oz.
- 6.0 x 0.3