Topic Objectives

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“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”



  • Discuss how organized schooling evolved in the United States
  • Introduce Horace Mann and the advent of common schools
  • Discuss key terms including Dame schools, McGuffey Readers, Kindergarten, Latin & English Grammar Schools and segregation
  • Define and explain the impact of the Old Deluder Satan Act, the Morrill Acts, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Brown v. Board of Education.