Class In History Second Floor - Room 49.


Class In History Second Floor - Room 49.
This image depicts a history class being taught by Florence Shultes, an instructor in the History and Civil Government department. One of the conditions of admission into the Normal school was that students were required to have knowledge of the significant elements of American history and be able to express critical thinking skills. This is made evident in the 1893-94 Normal register when it states, “History furnishes material for judgements, and unless the pupil has learned to see the relations between the facts, to compare, to judge, that is to think, to use the facts, he is not ready for any such study as Political History.” (p.56)
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI