ERIC Number: ED133246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Schools of the Past: A Treasury of Photographs. Fastback 80.
Davis, O. L., Jr.
The experience of schooling in America is recalled through a memory-sharing essay and an album of photographs. The intent of the article is to prompt readers to remember their personal schooling experiences and relate them to the larger framework of national memories. The essay, focusing on schools at the turn of the 20th century, discusses urban-rural educational differences, field trips, social mobility, classroom activities, assemblies, hot lunch programs, and the relationship of schools to the American dream. The bulk of the album consists of 35 photographs culled from the collections of the Library of Congress and the Farm Security Administration. The photographs span the period 1890-1943 and picture life in numerous types of schools--modern city schools, rural one-room schools, night schools for working boys, cooking schools for Negro girls, and an Indian school. Teachers and students are shown performing many types of classroom activities, conducting field trips, planting gardens, studying music, playing basketball, waiting for the school bus, eating hot lunches, and pledging allegiance to the flag. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Culture, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Life Style, Photographs, Primary Sources, Public Schools, Social Background, Social Change, Social History, Socialization, Traditional Schools, United States History
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50 paperback, discounts available)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Photographs may not reproduce clearly