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School Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County
School Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County
Resource Typeimage
TitleSchool Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County
Coverage / Year1909
DescriptionThis boys corn exhibit of McLean County was shown at a Teacher's Institute on December 17, 1909, in Normal, Illinois.
InterpretationBy 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.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; School Museum
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.; Walters, William D, Jr., 1942-
Other ContributorsHartzold, Susan
Koos, Greg, 1949-
Source'Just Corn: The Amaizing Story' exhibit, museum archives
Subject / KeywordsMcLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Exhibitions; Corn; Schoolteachers
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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