Monday, July 9, 2012

School marms, sticks and inkwells... school in the early 1900's

Earlier this Spring (yes, this post is REALLY late) we went to the Fort Bend Museum...

we toured the museum and the John M. Moore Home on the property.  John Moore was in the state legislature and U.S. Congress.  On the same property, although we did not tour it this time (the kids and I have previously toured it during our study of Texas History) is the Jane Long Home-- who is the Mother of Texas. 

During our tour, we were able to experience life for school children in the early 1900's.

 The kids used slates and wrote with quill pens. 

They learned about how kids were expected to behave... shame on YOU Brenda!

and not behave. 

The kids then got to go outside and learned all about chores!

 and experience games from the same time period!  Hoops, stilts and lots of sunshine! 

We ended our tour with a picnic lunch.. It was a great day!

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