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'Elementary Schools'

Aug 15

Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic in 1907

Posted to KGI Online Library Blog on August 15, 2019 at 9:10 AM by Bill Sowers

A 1907 publication with suggested courses of study for Kansas public school students in rural and small town schools. Online at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library as well as links to other books published by state education agencies on courses of study in Kansas schools...

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Jun 16

1934 Sixth Grade US History Curriculum Guide

Posted to KGI Online Library Blog on June 16, 2017 at 2:07 PM by Bill Sowers

Here's something to challenge U.S. history buffs... A 1934 booklet published by the Kansas Department of Education for sixth graders (11/12 year olds).. "The Story of Our Republic: Sixth-grade History."

You can find this gem on the virtual shelves of the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library.

The Story of Our Republic

This is one of many older curriculum guides in the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library spanning the 1870's to the 1940's. More material can be found here:

Kansas Curriculum Guides in KGI Online Library

The guides, published for local public schools by the state education agency, give a great look at the development of curricula from the late 19th century into the mid 20th century.  Some years consisted of booklets on individual areas of study such as music and art, home economics, science, mathematics, social studies and history, English, etc.