Training School 4th Grade 1st floor Room 15-16.


Training School 4th Grade 1st floor Room 15-16.
This image depicts a 4th grade Training School class taught by student teacher Mary Blount, who is likely the woman standing in the back of the classroom. Fourth grade was the last of the “Primary Grades” before moving into the “Grammar Grades” which began at grade 5. Fourth graders in 1892 studied similar subjects to those taught in modern elementary schools, such as reading and writing, spelling, math, art, and music. While there was no science curriculum for 4th grade students, students in this grade learned about personal hygiene and were given oral lessons in physiology.
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI