Noah Webster's Impact on Education


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Webster maintained that _____ textbooks should have _____ focus.

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1. How did Webster's experiences as a teacher influence his life's work?

2. All of the following statements are true about Webster's publication, A Grammatical Institute of the English Language, EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess what you know about Noah Webster and his contributions to educational reform. Some of the things you'll need to know about to pass the quiz include Webster's first publication and his best-known work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • What Webster wanted to create a common version of
  • How Webster believed textbooks should be created and written
  • Common name of Webster's first publication
  • How long the Blue-Backed Speller remained in use
  • Webster's best-known work

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Noah Webster in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Webster's contributions to education
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Webster's publications

Additional Learning

To learn more about this educational innovator, review the corresponding lesson called Noah Webster's Impact on Education. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review a brief biography of Webster
  • Learn about the state of education in the late 1700's
  • Discuss Webster's contributions to a unified American language
  • Explore Webster's varied accomplishments