Oklahoma school, Emerson High School, 100 year old chalkboards, chalkboards frozen in time, forgotten Oklahoma history, 1917 public school lessons

Emerson High School in Oklahoma City is the home of this interesting history lesson. The school district ordered the chalkboards be removed to make way for the installation of whiteboards in four separate classrooms. Surely, nobody realized that such a unique treasure would be revealed. A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City Public School District is working with the city to figure out how to “preserve the ‘chalk’ work of the teachers that has been captured in time.”

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Oklahoma school, Emerson High School, 100 year old chalkboards, chalkboards frozen in time, forgotten Oklahoma history, 1917 public school lessons

The writings and images left behind from the teachers and students of 1917 include lessons on pilgrims (as prescribed by the mandated curriculum), personal hygiene, and music. Perhaps the strangest of the relics is a wheel that was apparently used to teach multiplication tables. “I have never seen that technique in my life,” principal Sherry Kishore told the Oklahoman.

via The Washington Post

Images via Oklahoma City Public Schools