Schooling Then and Now

Alan Sears
Brief Description: 

In this lesson students interpret primary source documents such as a floor plan, first person accounts, and school inspector's report to understand schooling in 19th century New Brunswick and compare it to schooling today. Particular attention is given to examination of the curriculum, discipline and classroom management, class composition, and teachers. At the conclusion of the series of lessons, students consider "In what ways is education in New Brunswick better or worse today than in the 19th Century?"

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Prepared For Grade(s): 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8