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THE NEW YOTK PUBLIC LIBRASV

ASTOR, LENOX TILDEN FOUNDATIONS PREFACE

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EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY

BOSTON
NEW YORK

CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO

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The author of this “Story of the Constitution” of the United States feels that every grammar school teacher will agree with her in saying that the “Constitution” is one of the most difficult subjects to teach; and for the most part because there is no simple presentation of the subject suitable for use in the grammar grades.

The following “story” is the outcome of a teacher's attempt to present historical lessons of interest to the children, and at the same time be consistent with her alltime pleading that in history reading, above all reading, the child should train himself to look for sequence, cause and effect; for initiative acts and results.

It ought not to detract from the child's respect for the Constitution to know that it was fought for and fought over; that there was no perfect agreement between parties then any more than now, and that compromises had to be made then as now.

This story method has been used with much success in the school-room, and the author feels that it will generally appeal to the average child of our grammar school grade.

THE AUTHOR

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