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Photo of students in period clothing receiving Certificate of Merit
学生们在依利莎小姐的夏季课程的最后一天,接受颁杰出证书(Certificate of Merit)

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纽约的霍尼欧耶瀑布(Honeoye Falls)有一间只有一间教室的校舍,它可以让现代的小孩体验19世纪晚期的上课情景。夏季中有一个星期的时间,他们会穿上19世纪的服饰并依照100多年前的上课方式来教导课堂内的学生。



Would you like to experience what going to school was like in the late 1800s? To start with, imagine everyone in school sharing only one teacher and one classroom.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, most American students attended a one-room schoolhouse. A single teacher would typically have students in the first through eighth grades, and she taught them all. The number of students varied from six to 40 or more. The youngest children sat in the front, while the oldest students sat in the back. The teacher usually taught reading, writing, arithmetic, history, and geography. Students memorized and recited their lessons.

The classroom of a one-room schoolhouse probably looked much like your own. The teacher's desk may have been on a raised platform at the front of the room, however, and there would have been a wood-burning stove since there was no other source of heat. The bathroom would have been outside in an outhouse.

In Honeoye Falls, New York, there is a one-room schoolhouse where kids today can experience what it was like to be students in the late 19th century. For a week during the summer, they wear 19th century clothes and learn the way children learned more than a hundred years ago.

What else has changed about school since the 19th century?

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