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What They Used to Teach in Schools July 10, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Crime, Politics.
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Back 100 years ago.

Read it and weep:

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1. Retired Geezer - July 10, 2016

I doubt I could get a passing grade on this test.

2. digitalbrownshirt - July 10, 2016

Thanks to the internet I don’t need to know the answers.

http://bullittcountyhistory.org/bullitthistory/bchistory/schoolexam1912ans.html

3. Invisible Mikey - July 10, 2016

I’m retired too, but if 75% or more still passes. I’m fine. Interesting to note that half the History section is useless minutia, even for students of that time, unless it’s a course in Great Battles of North America. Not a single question anywhere on the test about either the Declaration of Independence or any of the causes of the American Revolution?

We learned all this material (with less emphasis on the War of 1812, and “Servia” didn’t exist) back in the 1950s and 60s, and we got Art, Music, Sex Education (called “health” at the time) and foreign languages (elective in grades 5-8) on top of it. Of course kids must also know computing, mass media and have some kind of multicultural sensitivity training to navigate today’s world.

4. Retired Geezer - July 10, 2016

Thanks for the answers, DBS.
I’ll take the test and let y’all know how I did.

*geezer hopes to score a ‘participation trophy’*

5. lauraw - July 11, 2016

The ‘sketch’ of Peter Stuyvesant wasn’t what I thought it would be. I was like, ‘damn, they made kids learn to draw portraits??’

6. Bunk Strutts - July 13, 2016

That looks more legit than the other “Do You Know As Much As A Capuchin Monkey Embryo Did In 1846?” type quizzes.

Here’s one for you. Without asking Mr. Google , who was Ora L. Roby?

7. Bunk Strutts - July 14, 2016

In the Spelling section, what’s an “eneeayor?”

8. Retired Geezer - July 14, 2016

Before I Gog it, I’m guessing Ora L. Roby had something to do with Idaho because there are a few things named ‘Roby’ here in teh spud state.

9. November 1912 – Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools | Tacky Raccoons - August 18, 2016

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