History of Education Interactive Timeline

Timeline created by mjshelton
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  • Education Law of 1642

    Education Law of 1642
    AKA Old Deluder Satan Law Because Satan was trying to prevent them from reading the bible. Every town of fifty households had to provide a teacher for reading and writing. Towns with one hundred or more households had to establish a grammar school. This law was the first education law in America. This law was very IMPORTANT because it promoted literacy and bettering education in America.

  • New England Late Colonial

    New England Late Colonial
    By the 18th century the Englightenment Era made its way over to America, where schools and society were very protestant based. Some areas especially the Mid Atlantic Colonies could not decide on just one religion for schools so education came to a pause.
  • First Textbook Created

    First Textbook Created
    Noah Websters Blue Back Speller taught generations how to read. They sold over five thousand copies in months and one hundred million in all.
  • Common School Movement

    Common School Movement
    Within this time students were able to attend Common Schools. Common Schools were public schools
  • Friedrich Froebel / First Kindergarten

    Friedrich Froebel / First Kindergarten
    Friedrich Froebel was responsible for the first kindergarten. He was passionate about the fact that he felt schools should aim for self development through expression activity curriculum. Created world wide mass produced curriculum.
  • Civil War Ended (Reconstruction)

    Civil War Ended (Reconstruction)
    When the civil war ended the country essentially had an entire race going to school because of many's fear of educating slaves previously. Many new schools popped up, many new teachers headed west to meet demands. This even is very IMPORTANT for education history because it marks a dawn of a changing time where slaves could gain an education that did have limits and reminds us how far we have come for equality for all.
  • Progressive Education John Dewey

    Progressive Education John Dewey
    John Dewey was a spokesperson for progressive education. They pushed having basic healthcare, food, creative activities, facility standards and lower teacher student ratios. Dewey also stressed 7 principles of effective schooling. Progressive Education is IMPORTANT because brave individuals with good ideas set better standards in motion for the future.

  • Great Depression and Education

    Great Depression and Education
    The crash of the stock market in 1929 was terrible financially for America. Families were out of work and money. Schools lost funding and many closed down. Children were needed to gain money for family as well. Other schools only ran for 3 months out of the year.

  • Educating Immigrant Wave

    Educating Immigrant Wave
    America becoming urbanized. Cities were crowded with immigrants a school is where their american dream was nurtured. Lack of space for schooling. Many children working in factories instead only about 50% in school. This immigration wave was important it sparked the reform.

  • WW2 Impact on Schools

    WW2 Impact on Schools
    During WW2 many teachers left to the battle field. The war also dropped enrollment drastically and interestingly enough many students did not return to school after the war. This event is very IMPORTANT we are still seeing the effects of the baby boom that created patterns of births that effect schools.
  • Brown Vs Board of Education

    Brown Vs Board of Education
    Oliver Brown's daughter Linda Brown was denied enrollment in a white school in Topeka Kansas. This case went to the supreme court. Many other cases were proof that legalized segregation had to end. The court ruled in favor of Brown and declared "separate educational facilities unequal". This is IMPORTANT because it marked huge progress for equality in schools in America and something we should still strive for in all situations.
  • Launch of Sputnik

    Launch of Sputnik
    Launch of Sputnik affected education because of the growing fear that the U.S. was losing the Cold War. At the time they had shortages of teachers engineers and students. Curriculum Reform was created to focus on funding specific curriculum areas. These areas were math, science, and modern foreign languages.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    Very significant legislation act in 20th century. Title seven prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in schools and workplaces. These laws were very IMPORTANT yet very controversial that helped towards equality for all in the United States.

  • Bill Clinton gives choices in Education

    Bill Clinton gives choices in Education
    Bill Clinton led way for the accessibility for parents to choose different schooling that is still supported by funding. Charter Schools were approved as choices for parents. He gave 100 million to create 3,000 more charter schools. This is IMPORTANT to education history because these schools are different from public schools, yet still paid for by our government.

  • No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)

    No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
    President Bush enacted his new education plan that focused on under performing students/schools. Benefits/ money for this plan were given to schools of lower income families or title 1 schools. This act also included making sure teachers were adequate and qualified as well as regular testing of students.
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    History of Education Timespan

    This timeline highlights my personal choices of most important events in Education History in America