The American public school; a genetic study of principles, practices, and present problems . ns were accordingly primitive, andthe one-room district school will pass into history—letus hope, soon ! — as the typical educational institutionof the period. It was housed in a one-story framebuilding about sixteen feet by twenty-four, designedon the simplest possible architectural lines. Therewere three windows on each side, and an entry or vestibule in front about eight feet square. Itsfurniture consisted of pine desks, well whittled andcarved. In the center of the room there stood a bigbox stove w

The American public school; a genetic study of principles, practices, and present problems . ns were accordingly primitive, andthe one-room district school will pass into history—letus hope, soon ! — as the typical educational institutionof the period. It was housed in a one-story framebuilding about sixteen feet by twenty-four, designedon the simplest possible architectural lines. Therewere three windows on each side, and an entry or vestibule in front about eight feet square. Itsfurniture consisted of pine desks, well whittled andcarved. In the center of the room there stood a bigbox stove w Stock Photo
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The American public school; a genetic study of principles, practices, and present problems . ns were accordingly primitive, andthe one-room district school will pass into history—letus hope, soon ! — as the typical educational institutionof the period. It was housed in a one-story framebuilding about sixteen feet by twenty-four, designedon the simplest possible architectural lines. Therewere three windows on each side, and an entry or vestibule in front about eight feet square. Itsfurniture consisted of pine desks, well whittled andcarved. In the center of the room there stood a bigbox stove with a cylindrical drum. In the front, a little to one side of the middle, stood the teachersdesk, also made of pine boards. It had a cavernousinterior under the lid for storing the school equipment, which consisted of a box of chalk, a six-inch globemade in halves, with the hinge broken, a register, anda five-inch bell with a wooden handle. Along thewall at the left of the teachers desk was the recitationbench, made of a ten-inch pine board, with a leg at 134 THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL. GREAT EDUCATIONAL AWAKENING, 1835-1861 135 each end and one in the middle. The teachers chairwas held together with wire tightened by twisting.Behind the door at the teachers right stood anotherbench on which was a rusty tin water pail and a rustytin dipper. The blackboard covered the entire lengthof the wall behind the teachers desk, but was too highfor the little children to reach without standing onthe teachers chair. The tallest boys could reach thetop. It was made by painting the plaster black. Ifthere were cracks and holes in the plaster one splicedthe writing at that point. The eraser was a block ofwood with a piece of sheepskin tacked on one sideof it. There were no pictures on the walls. Thesouth windows were curtained with muslin. Here gathered in summer the barefoot children ofthe district. There were the primer class; the first, second, third, and sometimes the fourth, readingclasse

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