August 29, 2008
Homeschooling in 1745 England
When I ran across this amazing collection of handmade teaching aids by a young mother in the 1740's, I felt an immediate kinship with her. How many of us have created educational games, books or flashcards for our kids? And then it struck me--who saved all 438 pieces, passing them down and preserving them for 270 years? The lasting influence of the simple, loving acts of a creative mother...may we all leave such a legacy.
To learn more, see the Jane Johnson collection at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
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