What you ask, was it like to go to school in the year 1862? Come now, I will show you. Now, close your eyes, travel in time to about 150 years ago. You are waking up and walking about a MILE to school. Now, you are entering the building at 7:00 am and staying until 4:30 pm. You are now probebly sitting down in your two people wooden desk. Now... the teacher is asking a question, is she? Yes she is, she is asking what the sum of 70+30 is? You are raising your hand, she calls your name, now WAIT! What you would normally do is say 100. Right? Yes you would, but not in the year 1862 you wouldn't. You would stand up and say... the sum to the problem is 100 Miss Wilt (if that's your teacher's name) Now what you would normally do is sit down, but not in this time period, you would stay standing uo until the teacher tells you to sit down, after she tells you to sit down you curtsey as a girl of bow as a boy you then say thank you miss Wilt and sit down. Much different, isn't it?
The school house that you are in is VERY small. It is only one room. And that ONE ROOM holds grades first through eighth. On one side of the room would be the girls and on the other side would be the boys. They were on different sides of the room to be seperated. Why are they seperated you may ask, well, you have to remember that this was back in 1862 an that answer is beoyned my reach. Remember that you were sharing a desk with another student and if you didn't get along with your deskmate you would be moved next to a student of opposite gender.
Now, let's say that you are giggling and whispering to your deskmate. The teacher DOES NOT like that at all infact, you get punished for it. Your punishment would be to sniff the blackboard. What would happen is that the teacher would draw a circle on the blackboard. You would be told to come up to the front of the classroom and press your nose up agenst the blackboard until you have learned your lesson. There are a lot more punishments but right now I will only list one more. Pretend that you are talking when you arn't supossed to. The teacher could make you come up to the blackboard and write "I will not talk" 50-100 times.
Now, although you would probly like to learn more about what school was like in 1862, I am sad to tell you that we are out of time so...
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