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Mcguffey's Eclectic Second Reader Hardcover – August 2, 1982
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William Holmes McGuffey (1800-1873) was a "born" educator. Beginning by teaching his younger brothers and sisters, William McGuffey accepted his first teaching position at 13 in a one-room school with 48 students. After graduating from Washington College and being ordained as a Presbyterian minister, he taught moral philosophy at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for almost ten years. It was during this period that McGuffey wrote and compiled the Readers that made him famous. Later McGuffey rose to the rank of university president, serving Cincinnati College and Ohio University. He spent the final third of his life teaching moral philosophy at the University of Virginia.
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The book is written with God all the way through it as our forefathers intended. Therefore, there are wonderful morals and examples on how to conduct oneself in life as well as moral lessons. The book is excellent and it is a great shame that the 3% in 1962 became the majority and removed God from the schools taking away books like this.
Just from reading this book I can see an attitude change in my son that shows maturity that most children his age can not even touch. He handles situations with his friends better and with everyday life in our household. Including work and doing what he is told. I'm not saying that this improvement is strickly due to the book itself but the stories have given good doorways into great conversations with him that have allowed him to view and examine himself.
This is a bonus to the improved vocabulary and his reading skills that are well beyond his years, according to today's standards in the USA.
A must have for any child's reading program.