History Stories For Children Author:John W. Wayland The educational value of the story has always been recognized but is now being utilized more fully, perhaps than ever before. At the same time, the need for a suitable variety of story materials is growing quickly. The need for real history stories, simple enough for young children, is keenly felt every day by parents and teachers. — To meet this... more » need, in some measure, the stories in this book have been prepared. They are intended primarily for the use of the teacher and the parent in reading instruction. Accordingly, the writer has aimed to adapt them to the uses contemplated, not only in subject matter, but also, in diction, style, and length.
The subjects have been chosen mainly from the history of our own country, but a few Old World stories have been included.
The characters are few and distinct: They are women as well as men, girls as well as boys. Industrial and social conditions are portrayed along with important moral and character building principles.« less