At School: Long Ago and Today

At School: Long Ago and Today

by Lynnette R. Brent
     
 

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Do you know what it is like to walk an hour to get to school? Can you imagine a school with only one teacher for all grades? How is school different today than it was for children one hundred years ago? This book is an introduction to how education has changed in the past one hundred years, discussing how buildings and classrooms, books and lessons, recess and

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Do you know what it is like to walk an hour to get to school? Can you imagine a school with only one teacher for all grades? How is school different today than it was for children one hundred years ago? This book is an introduction to how education has changed in the past one hundred years, discussing how buildings and classrooms, books and lessons, recess and after school activities, and ways of getting to school are different.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Each slim volume presents a topic and compares and contrasts yesteryear's methods, practices, and norms with those of today. For example, in School, readers learn that in a span of 120 years, families in the U.S. went from being mostly rural to mainly urban, changing the way schools were operated and maintained. Most spreads address one topic (e.g., "Types of Homes, "Hot Weather Fun," "Shopping for Clothes," "The Classroom"), with one page describing how it was "long ago" and the other, how it is "today." Each page includes a paragraph of large-print text and a period photo or reproduction that enhances the comparisons. In At Home and At School, diverse groups are shown in both then and now photos. While the introductions state, "This is what you may have been doing if you lived 100 years ago," or something similar, none of the archival photos are dated. There are occasional broad generalizations and simplistic remarks, but overall the idea of how things have changed (or not) comes across. In each title, occasional "Times Change" factoids tell what happened in a certain year (first skateboard, school attendance became a law, etc.). Additional titles.-Jennifer England, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403445391
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Times Change Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,205,387
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
NC760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Lynnette Brent started her career as a classroom teacher, and she still strives to make a difference in the lives of learners. Lynnette has worked in a school setting as both a middle school teacher and a provider of professional development in grades K-12. She is the author of numerous trade publications for students, linking her passions of science and literacy; and she is the author of two professional resources with Scholastic and Heinemann firstHand. A featured speaker at NCTE, IRA, and the National Middle School Association, Lynnette's passion is working with educators to implement strong best practices in ways that engage both students and teachers.

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