Old School: This is how a well equipped one-room rural school in the United States looked like in the colonial times. The classroom had desks, blackboard, books, globe, artwork, stove, piano and lanterns. Textbooks were imported from England in the 17th century and in 1690 Boston publishers started reprinting the same. Webster’s speller was the pedagogical blueprint for American textbooks and it was so arranged that it could be easily taught to students, and it progressed by age. Only 3.68 million Americans attended primary schools in 1840’s
With limited number of students most communities relied on one-roomed school houses like this one.
As older children in the families would teach younger ones, the abler pupils in these schools become helpers to teachers and taught other students what they had learned.
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