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Schools 100 Years Ago: Turn of the 20th Century Discuss this eTheme.

What was it like to go to school in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s? How big were the schools, how many grades? Investigates clothing, games, songs, and lifestyles. There is one site on frontier culture.

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This page features some downloadable film clips of students in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The text discusses the state of education and is advanced reading.
Here are a few clips of popular children's songs from the early 20th century. Do you recognize them? There are also descriptions of the games that usually accompanied the songs.
Choose one of the kids living in the mid-1800s to follow. Can you match the most likely lifestyle to each one?
This history time line has significant educational events for every year from 1900 until 2000.
Topics include "Impact of Business and Industry," "Development of the Role of Principal," "Division of the School into Grades," "The High School," and many others. Includes pictures of the era.
Clicking on the links leads to many different articles on education. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Scroll down and click on "Timeline." The schools of the mid 1800s and early 1900 are described. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Learn interesting facts about the decade. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Read the special section on education by scrolling down and clicking on the "Education" link. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Developed by students with information on the pioneer life and famous pioneers.
This site is packed with information to help you learn about and view different times in world history.
Here is a lesson plan that explores segregation in schools and the education concepts of the Progressive Era.
Read about the typical daily schedule at this Indian boarding school. Photographs and engravings capture the scenes from the past. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
Scroll down to the section on education. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.

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