School Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County
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This boys corn exhibit of McLean County was shown at a Teacher's Institute on December 17, 1909, in Normal, Illinois. By 1895, agriculture had been added to the courses of reading, writing, and arithmetic in schools. The earliest efforts in convincing farmers to adopt "scientific methods" were centered in the one-room school. Take-home demonstration projects were designed to out-produce dad's field. The projects included seed testing projects and other scientific tests, which eroded belief in traditional farming methods. How we learn about communities; School Museum 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 18 Social Systems
|McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill, Walters, William D, Jr., 1942-|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|McLean County, Illinois|
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