Interpreting the Evidence
Poster Comparing Dirty Windows to Clean Windows, c. 1900
Suggested Teaching Instructions
A poster that compares dirty windows to clean windows and suggests that dirty windows may have an effect on student eyesight, circa 1900.
In the early 1900s, educators were aware of the importance of comfortable facilities in the school building. Posters and informational pamphlets were published to remind teachers and school administrators of the importance of these facilities to students and how well they learned.
How does culture influence a society's education system?
Check for Understanding
Identify the main idea of the poster and explain its overall purpose.
Research what changes have been made in American schools in the past two hundred years to make them healthier environments for students.
Math: What is the percentage of classrooms in your school that have windows? What percent do not have windows?
Science: How does the human body react to sunlight? How can sunlight benefit your health?
English Language Arts: Write a letter to a school board member suggesting changes that could be made in your school to make it a healthier environment for students.