Today when you came to school you probably did not think twice about the pencil and paper you used, the many books you had to choose from to read, or even the desk you sat in. Well, long ago, students did not have such luxuries. In this activity, you will get a glimpse into what school was like long ago before they had crayons, calculators, or computers.
Your assignment is to go to the PBS Website link and examine several aspects of school from Then and Now. You will also need to complete a booklet comparing schools from long ago to schools from today. Click on the chalkboard to go to the PBS site.
You can also click on the following links for more information comparing schools from long ago to today:
Pioneer Sholes School
More Info on Slates:
To download your booklet, click on the old student desk.
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