A Privilege to Attend School in the 1830s

A Privilege to Attend School in the 1830s

Did you know …   Attending school in the early 1800s was a privilege because every community didn’t have one. In those days, children went to subscription schools where parents paid the teacher a certain amount for each child. Parents also provided wood for the fireplace. Teachers stayed with families Families usually took turns boarding the teacher. Children liked this extra time with their teacher. In those days, most teachers were men. Boys and girls learned to read, write, and do math. They also played blind man’s bluff and ran races at recess. Cat and corner ball were two of the ball games they enjoyed. The school year didn’t last long School usually lasted four months during the fall and winter and then students were done for the...

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