Watch Us On News12! Glen Head Second Graders Learn About School from Long Ago
Please watch our Glen Head Elementary students in Mrs. Weinberg's class on News12 learning about "School of Long Ago" at https://longisland.news12.com/school-long-ago-lesson-gives-glen-head-elementary-students-a-glimpse-of-the-past?fbclid=IwAR1QonBlqyFNJBkCuR-QKuBQi_sAFrASVQr-RkFllU52ffBNxWyCbzjS0hE
This January 2024, as an extension of the Social Studies curriculum, second graders at Glen Head School dressed up as students of long ago and studied how school differed from today versus over 100 years ago.
In GH second grade classes, a one-room schoolhouse was created that simulated how it was to live and go to school long ago. The children appropriately dressed-up and went through a typical school day using slate boards and ink pens for English and mathematical learning skills, readers, and long ago games including dominos, marbles, jacks, and hula hoops – to name a few! Interim Principal Ms. Alane Dugan stopped participated in the learning from long ago! In addition, the students made butter and ate cornbread!
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, most American students attended a one-room schoolhouse taught by a single teacher with students ranging from five to 15 years old. The number of students could vary from six to 40 or more. The youngest students would sit in the front while the oldest in the back. Generally, the teachers would give lessons in writing, arithmetic, history, and geography. The students memorized and recited their lessons. The girls often wore dresses, and the teacher was usually a woman.
Please ask your children all about schools from long ago and how they differed from today.