• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill; Walters, William D, Jr., 1942-
  • Created Date
  • 6-3-02
  • Description
  • A map of McLean County sits in the middle of a corn school exhibit at a December 17, 1909, Teacher's Institute 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 tes... more
    A map of McLean County sits in the middle of a corn school exhibit at a December 17, 1909, Teacher's Institute 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 scientifc tests which eroded traditional farming methods. How we learn about communities; School Museum. 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 18 Social Systems. less
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