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Cradles for a Nation: Comparing One-room Schools that Abraham Lincoln Attended (1816–1826) with One-room Schools of the period 1840–1950.
Professors of Mathematics, Nerida Ellerton and McKenzie Clements, will give a presentation entitled, “Cradles for a Nation: Comparing One-room Schools that Abraham Lincoln Attended (1816–1826) with One-room Schools of the period 1840–1950” at 4:30 p.m. at the University Club in the Founders Suite in the Bone Student Center.
This talk will provide an illustrated overview of the one-room schools that Abraham Lincoln attended between 1816 and 1826. We argue that these schools differed in important ways from one-room schools established between 1840 and 1950. These later schools became the basis for today’s iconic images of North American one-room schools. We will also briefly discuss how and why curricula and teaching methods evolved across these periods.
All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Friday in the Founders suite in the Bone Student Center. You need not be a University Club member to attend. Additional information about U-Club events and activities can be found at our website. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the ISU Provost and President. In addition, snacks and liquid refreshments are available at each meeting.
If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer at http://uclub.illinoisstate.edu/.