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Back to School with the Blackboard -1817’s Newest Teaching Technology

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This post was updated to reflect that it was written by Michelle Cadoree Bradley, a Science Reference Specialist in the Science, Technology and Business Division. By the 1840s this teaching aid was being lauded as miracle of instruction. In an article published in The Common School Journal in 1844 “… a great discovery, almost equal …