Our website is about elementary school throughout the ages. Have you ever wondered how kids in ancient Egypt learned? Do you know what pounce is? And, what's an inkhorn? At your school, do the boys get ten lashes for misbehaving to the girls?
You can learn how school subjects, recesses, lunches and classrooms have changed by clicking on a timeline showing American schools from 1600s to today and on a globe of ancient civilizations.
Click around our classroom or in the table below and read about discipline or how to become a teacher. Relive the school days of other generations and cultures by reading and listening to our interviews with family and friends. There are some fun activities to try in Lesson Plans. Finally, take our quiz to see what you've learned.
We would love to hear about your elementary school experiences in our Guest Book. When you grade us on our report card, we hope to get an A+!
|Timeline||Have you ever wondered what American elementary schools were like in the 1600s or in the late 1800s-- or maybe when your parents were your age? Travel through our timeline and find out...|
|Interviews||Read and listen to the interviews of people who went to school in different countries and different periods of the 20th century.|
|Ancient Times||Explore elementary schools in Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Pre-Columbian America.|
|Discipline||Do you think kids should get 2 lashes for coming to school with dirty faces and hands? Read about the history of discipline and punishments in American elementary schools!|
|Recess||See what games kids used to play at recess time. Maybe you would like to try some of them at your school.|
|Becoming a Teacher||Take the quiz and see if you are qualified to be a teacher!|
|Lesson Plans||Learn how to conduct your own interview, create a time capsule or make your own quill pen and ink. Take our quiz and see for yourself if you learned something new while exploring our site.|
|Library||This is our reference page.|
|About Us||Meet the members of the Teacher's Pets team who created this site.|
|Report Card||We would love to hear your own school stories and what you think about this site. The Report Card page is our guestbook and it will let you grade us.|
This website was created as part of the ThinkQuest Junior contest.