Interpreting the Evidence
School Playground, Schenectady, c. 1900
Suggested Teaching Instructions
Children playing at the school playground in Schenectady, New York, circa 1900.
How does the existence of leisure time influence culture and economy?
Check for Understanding
Describe the scene in the photograph and explain how leisure time changed the American culture and economy.
Research the creation of playgrounds. Where did the concept start, and why?
English Language Arts: Write a letter to the Board of Education requesting a new playground.
Physical Education: Design a new playground for your school.