New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A3804
A school building in Tribes Hill, in the town of Mohawk, with students playing on the playground, circa 1900.
What playground equipment do you see in this picture?
How is the outside of this school building different from your school?
Compare and contrast the school playground in this picture with your school playground.
Why aren't there any girls in this picture?
What were the subjects taught in one-room schools? Why were these subjects so important to the children living at that time?
Math: Why was it important for children to learn math?
Science: What time of year is it in this photograph? How do you know?
English Language Arts: Write a journal entry from the perspective of a girl at this school.
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Kalman, Bobbie. Schoolyard Games. Crabtree Publishing Company, October 2000. ISBN: 0865054711
Kalman, Bobbie. A One-Room School. Crabtree Publishing Company, July 1995. ISBN: 0865055173
Bial, Raymond. One Room School. Houghton Mifflin Company, September 1999. ISBN: 0395905141