The Memory Gem

Goals:  One of the purposes of American public education has always been inculcation of social values, morals, and healthy practices. Today such instruction often takes the form of social studies or "wellness" classes. In the day of the one room school it typically belonged in the part of the day dedicated to copy work and recitation. For a modern class visiting the one room school, such copy work also acquaints students with the use of slate and slate pencils.



Recitation and Evaluation:
Illinois Learning Standards 2.B.1a, 24.B.1, 24.A.3c

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