Public Education

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Your pupils may not know that school was not always required. Teach them a bit about the history of public education with a reading passage and related questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Since some of the questions are based on opinion, take a poll or hold a short discussion after reading the passage
  • Use this during a unit on the history and importance of education
  • Assign the worksheet for homework or as a starter
Classroom Considerations

  • This is part of series with a cross-curricular focus
Pros

  • An answer key is provided
  • This cross-curricular exercise includes social studies content and requires reading skills
Cons

  • There are some inconsistencies in how dates are punctuated in the reading passage
Common Core