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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday- Noah Websters 1828 Dictionary


What's working for me today are these two books!
I can't do this book justice. I believe that every homeschooling family should own one and if you love the English language and it's roots, then you would love this as well. Noah Webster defined the meaning of the words in relationship to Jesus Christ. They aren't watered down and diluted to make the next generation happy, as what is happening with the "new" dictionaries of today. I believe you won't find such a valuable resource as this for your library. You don't even need an English curriculum as this fully covers that. I recommend it highly. Click here for a comparison of this dictionary and dictionaries now.
While I'm at it we found one more gold nugget. It's called The Original Blue Back Speller and it was also written by Noah Webster. Take a peek inside! It a book of common sense things and was used to homeschool kids way back in the day but is still applicable today. It's small but packed full of useful information. Talk about simplifying the way we educate our children.

Going back to our roots is working for us today.
To see what's working for everyone else head on over to We Are That Family!

HUGS!

13 comments:

  1. This dictionary is worth every penny! so different from todays....

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  2. I'd like to get one; my son in particular would like to look through it.
    At Henry Ford's Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, they have Noah Webster's house where he wrote the dictionary. It's pretty cool to walk through and see the room where he worked.

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  3. How neat. I love dictionaries. I know strange huh? I will have to check this one out.

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  4. Oh how very cool! I would love to peruse through this dictionary. What a vocabulary enhancer it would be.

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  5. I like it! Where did you get it?

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  6. How neat!! What a fab resource you have provided!!!

    Hopeyou are having a blessed day!

    Amanda

    P.S. I scored 35 words per mintue in typeing. Gulp.

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  7. Those are great resources my friend!! That dictionary is the official one used in all grades at my son's Christian school - it's where I was first introduced to it. Such a difference from the new dictionaries!

    And I know I've seen that Blue Back Speller around - must also be at the school or maybe our Pastor has it.

    Sometimes we have to go back in time for the better, richer stuff.

    Have fabulous Wednesday my friend! Big you-are-the-definition-of-a-modern-day-homesteader hugs to you! :)

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  8. Great Resource! I use dictionaries a lot when studying to teach a lesson. You think you know what the meanings of words are until you look them up and see the expounded version. They ususally mean so much more than we realize.

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  9. Oooh...this is great!

    BTW, I took the typing test. I didn't do as well as you did. :)

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  10. I LOVE this dictionary. We have one and I love it!!

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  11. Wow! We are homeschooling, and these look like great resources! Thanks for the tip!

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  12. Good on ya for using McGuffey readers! I still love hearing about what HSers are using and all the new - and in some cases old - stuff available.

    Happy Hump-day, Honey-lamb!
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

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