• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill; Walters, William D, Jr., 1942-
  • Created Date
  • 6-3-02
  • Description
  • 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 ... more
    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. less
  • Format
  • Mch0371.jpg