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History of teaching

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Examine digital editions of 141 schoolbooks and two surveys of historic schoolbooks by John Nietz, the founder of the Nietz Old Textbook Collection. The online collection contains page images as well as searchable text.
An 1884 teacher education textbook provides information about teaching methods and school curricula during the 19th century.
Authors Tocqueville and Beaumont noted numerous differences between France and the United States; one of the most striking was the status of women--their domestic roles, their freedom in youth, their responsibilities in marriage, and their importance to the moral and religious life of the republic. In diaries and letters, Tocqueville and Beaumont observed all manner of social gatherings and recorded the conversations with prominent American citizens on a number of matters, including morality and the status of women.

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Covers the life of America's father of public education, from the company that bears his name
A short bio on Horace Mann.
Rules for teachers from 1872, a look into 8th grade tests from as far back as 1879, and a history test from 1999.

Offers the recollections of a rural school teacher
A famous trial in American history regarding the fate of John Scopes, a high school biology teacher charged with illegally teaching the theory of evolution.
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