ERIC Number: ED363470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Murray County School Days: Moravian to Modern.
Cogburn, Emily, Comp.; And Others
This book, a collection of photographs of over 40 schools in Murray County, Georgia, from the early 1900s to the present, is divided into sections according to geographical areas of the county. Photographs portray sporting events, original school buildings, school clubs, graduating classes, school classes, teachers, and administrators. With each picture is a brief description and the names of the individuals present. These pictures document educational change throughout the years including integration and consolidation. The first site of formal education in Murray County was the Springplace Moravian Mission, which opened in 1801. Its curriculum included reading, grammar, writing, sacred history, mathematics, geography, weaving, botany, and music. This school operated for over three decades until the mission closed in the chaos preceding the Cherokee removal. Schools numbered 20 by the 1850s and 40 by the early 1900s, after which consolidation reduced their numbers. Early teaching conditions are described. Includes an index. (LP)
Descriptors: Administrators, County School Districts, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Local History, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Activities, Small Schools, Students, Teachers, Teaching Conditions
Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, Route 6, Box 6525, Chatsworth, GA 30705 ($30 plus $2 postage).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, Chatsworth, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia