Flag Herbert Hoover

Home Exhibits Hoover
Information
Museum
Information

Coming
Events
Students Educators Laura Ingalls
Wilder
Research Links

Laura Ingalls Wilder

The One, Two, Threes of Pioneer Life

Counting Book Pages
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

 

6
Six school books

   Pioneer children had to
bring their own books
to school

6 old school books

click on image
to enlarge


6 Old School Books


One of the most popular reading series in the 1800s was the McGuffey Readers. Children were taught the sounds of each letter, sight words and values such as honesty, courage and good manners. When Mary and Laura went to school in Walnut Grove, Ma gave them three books she had when she was growing up. One was a reader, one was a speller and one was an arithmetic book. When Mary and Laura studied lessons in the same book, they had to hold the book open in two places. Mary did not attend school after she became blind, but Laura read all of her lessons aloud to Mary until each of them could answer every question.

 

next page

Counting Book Pages
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

 



Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
P.O. Box 488
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA 52358
319-643-5301