For example, A was for Adam, followed by the rhyme, "In Adam's fall, we sinned all." During the 19th century, the McGuffey Reader
came into use and eventually superseded the New England Primer.
Aside from the odd library folio of Shakespeare or a personal edition of a well-to-do book collector, the McGuffey Reader
is the place where nearly every nineteenth-century Iowan, including Garland, first encountered Shakespeare.
Roland McCook, the great-great grandson of Ouray and Chipeta, best expressed the young Ute student's attitude toward the boarding school textbooks, primarily the McGuffey Reader
, by saying that the books had "no real meaning" to Ute children (Witherspoon, 1993; McCook, 2006).
President and Supreme Court Justice William Howard Taft and William McGuffey, an education pioneer and creator of the famed McGuffey Reader
. It is evident by looking at Woodward Tech that it isn't a typical high school.
In the one-room wooden schoolhouse, they participate in a lesson with a slate tablet and a McGuffey Reader
. Here, and throughout Agrirama, good manners and posture are stressed, with students listening politely to interpreters and referring to all adults as "Ma'am" and "Sir." If it is summer, the doors and windows of the school are left open to catch the stirring breezes; in winter, the pot-bellied wood stove in the middle of the room radiates heat.
The schools would have classes complete with lessons from the McGuffey Reader
which Ford recalled from his own childhood.
(Like its 19th-century antecedent, The McGuffey Reader
, Open Court is phonics-based and relies on interesting literature for children.
The most prominent textbook of the 19th century, the McGuffey Reader
, was filled with biblical tales, poems and stories laden with moral lessons.
Anyone who has ever examined a McGuffey Reader
knows that moral messages were an integral part of the series.
(13) The McGuffey Readers
, first published in 1836, routinely used such terms as "heath" and "benighted" in third-grade texts.
Williams Holmes McGuffey was the author of the McGuffey Readers
that were used as school texts beginning in the 1800's.
Also, this chapter narrates the growth in theater-building, Californian gold diggers, McGuffey readers
, the popularity of Shakespeare dubs, and the evolution of Shakespeare parodies and burlesque.