Training School 1st Grade 1st Floor - Room 25.


Training School 1st Grade 1st Floor - Room 25.
This image depicts a 1st Grade Training School class led by Lillian Crawford, who is likely the adult woman seated at the front of the lines of students. In the 1st grade, students were taught to read and write and given basic arithmetic lessons where they learned how to count up to 100. The curriculum also included a section called, “Home Knowledge Preparatory to Geography, Botany, Zoology, etc.”, which explains that first graders were exposed to these subjects through observation lessons relating to natural phenomena, plants, and animals. In addition to standard school subjects, 1st graders were also given lessons in morals and manners to teach them proper school etiquette.
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI