|01/09/2015 - 7:00 pm|
|Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall|
|1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331|
There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by program & refreshments.
Please join us for education expert and publisher Michael Day’s program on education in one-room schools.
Using a variety of firsthand accounts and other primary sources, Mr. Day will explore with us what education was like in the 19th century, addressing many of the typical questions people have about education in a one-room schoolhouse, such as curriculum, discipline, class size, the school day and school year, and teacher training, pay, and living arrangements. He will tailor the program to include information specific to Canterbury, focusing on the day-to-day happenings in a typical 19th century classroom, and particularly about what being the teacher of a one room school-house was really like.
Michael Day is the author of four books and numerous articles about 19th century education and one-room schoolhouses. He is a retired high school principal and college instructor, and curator of the Barkhamsted Historical Society’s one-room schoolhouse. He has been a featured presenter at three national conventions of the Country Schools Association of America. He is also the owner and publisher of Clippership Publications, which produces replicas of early schoolbooks for museums around the country.
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