Thursday, December 27, 2018

When the Crop News Led the Day #kentuckypioneerscom #kyancestors #kygenealogy

When the Crop News Led the Day

An important read in old newspapers was the crop news.  It was more important than the political news or foreign affairs. Every farmer read it because that served as a guideline for which crops to plant, harvest and sell.  He had to observe which plants were performing well or poorly in the markets.   Math was fundamentally taught in one-room field schools which concluded one's education in the 8th grade. The curriculum consisted of reading, spelling, penmanship, math and orthography.
In fact, by the time a student reached the third grade, he had a comprehensive learning in math, English and penmanship, all fundamental skills basic to farming.   More so than we have today.  Even through the early 1900s, a third grade education was adequate to obtain any type of employment.

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