Mark Twains research project

Schooling in the 1900's-Leila Chabane & Phoebe James 4th per

African American Schooling

In most cities it was illegal for African American children to attend school, someone who was caught teaching a black child to read or write would be arrested or would have to pay a fine. In some places they did offer public schooling to african americans except it was usually over crowded and had week studies. Sometimes people who were white would teach the african americans how to read and write because they wanted them to read the bible but most african americans would not go to school.



*On the right, this is a picture of white people hurting the African Americans because they wanted an education.

Schooling development

Public High Schools were developed in the early 1800's as a public education alternative to the private academies of the 18th Century. In 1840 the schools finally developed an organized school system. Northern states developed better education than southern schools because they had segregation but it let the African american kids get a bit of an education.


Classroom Life

Public High Schools were developed in the early 1800's as a public education alternative to the private academies of the 18th Century. In 1840 the schools finally developed an organized school system. Northern states developed better education than southern schools because they had segregation but it let the African american kids get a bit of an education. Also, the teachers made the students recite history or important dates in front of the teacher.


This a picture of a students reciting something in front of the teacher:

Teaching

Teachers were paid around $4-$10 a month. They were stricter than most teachers now a days. Teachers had to teach lots of kids because back then there was only one classroom per school. Also, most teachers did “bourd round” which means that the teachers would live with you.


School restrictions and rules

Schools in the nineteenth century would not let african american kids go to school. Also, the teachers were very strict in school in the nineteenth century. In the nineteenth century older boys did not have to go to school because they had to do farm work.


This is a picture of work out on the farm:

Similar to schools now

Some similar things that schools in the nineteenth century have in common with schools now are that we both start in september. Also, the smart kids got the reward of merit which showed they were doing well just like how some kids get honor certificates to show they are doing well. Lastly, schools similar things that children have to learn like the practical curriculum.


This is a the reward of the merit:

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