THE OLD FASHIONED SCHOOL BOOK PROJECT

 

FREE DOWNLOAD OF PIOUS TO PROGRESSIVE: A CENTURY OF AMERICAN READERS

OFSB STANDARD THIRD READER (DRAFT)

OFSB STANDARD FOURTH READER (DRAFT)

OFSB STANDARD FIFTH READER (DRAFT)

Hello, friends of old fashioned history, and welcome to The Old Fashioned School Book Project. As you may know, I have become somewhat obsessed with old public school readers and have amassed quite a collection — from 1814 to 1923. How many? Oh, about 4 to 5 feet I’d say. Now, I’m trying to put that collection to good use by extracting the best selections to create a series of new readers, advanced first, then fifth down through first.

As some of you may also know, I am running waaaay behind schedule, but I do have the first three readers in draft form for review.You are welcome to download them, and share them; please do, if you think them worthwhile.

PIOUS TO PROGRESSIVE: A CENTURY OF AMERICAN READERS is both an advanced reader, and a fairly in-depth study of the origins of American public education, and the deliberate devastation it has undergone, as revealed in a century of public school readers. You are welcome to download it and comment as you see fit — after all, critiques are better than crickets. Also I encourage you to share this pdf, so it doesn’t become extinct!