The History of Education in America
Please choose ONE of the following assignment
options to complete. Please note that assignments will be formally presented to
the class. The assignment options are based on Dr. Howard Gardnerís Multiple
Intelligenceís Theory; this means there are a variety of assignment options
that should fit any learning style. If
you have a suggestion for any additional ideas, please let Dr. Stock know in
class. This assignment is worth 100 points toward your final grade. Have fun and
a research paper about the history of education beginning from the 1700s. Be
sure to include a reference page formatted as per APA requirements.
a newspaper article discussing some historical aspect of education.
The article must be relevant to that time period. Be very clear about
the time period being written about. Also, this assignment should be
formatted to look like a newspaper article--complete with the publication
date--remember, newspapers weren't printed for distribution until the early
a timeline, including major historical events, beginning with the year 1700
until the present. This timeline must go beyond the book (i. e., don't copy
the one from the book). This may be done neatly as a poster or generated on
the computer. It's important to be able to speak intelligently about
each event listed on your timeline during the formal class presentation, so
know what those historical events really were and how they helped shape
education, as we know it today.
a series of bar graphs that display data with regard to population growth,
as it pertains to education, beginning with the 1800s until the present.
any book pertaining to the history of education and write a report. See me
(or create in some medium) a picture that represents your vision of education from an historical
perspective. Your picture must include a card explaining its contents and
a song that represents your vision of education from a historical
a script and role-play any person instrumental in the history of education.
one or two partners, write and present a short play representing any time
period from the 1700s until the 1970s with regard to the history of
at least three separate teacher diary entries that may have existed
throughout history; the entries should be for the years 1750, 1850 and
1950. The entries must contain evidence that is representative of that
particular time period. Be as authentic as possible, including the
medium used for the assignment -- computers /word processing weren't
available during these time periods.
a model comparing two classrooms from different periods in history (for example; one
from 1750 and another from 1950). The model must be historically accurate
for each time period and include a typed one-page attachment describing, in
detail, the two classrooms. A comparison must also be made with regard to
the two classrooms.
one or more of the following populations typically marginalized throughout
education. Write a
paper and create a PowerPoint presentation, highlighting the main points, to
share with the class: African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic
Americans, Asian Americans, and Females.
a 3-5 page paper on any one of the following people (APA format): Comenius
(Jan Komensky), Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Friedrich
Froebel, Johann Herbart, Emma Hart Willard, Horace Mann, Prudence Crandall,
Maria Montessori, John Dewey, Mary McLeod Bethune, Jean Piaget, Burrhus
Frederick (B.F.)Skinner, Sylvia Ashton-Warner, Kenneth Clark, Jerome Bruner,
Paulo Reglus Neves Freire.
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