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Education Expert in "Country Living" Magazine

June 27, 2016

CountryLiving
June 27, 2016
By Jill Becker

Chip Underhill
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7326 (Desk)
cunderhill@anselm.edu

8 Things Kids Today Will Never Experience in School

Good luck finding anyone under the age of 20 who knows how to square dance.

The education system is ever-changing-we've come a long way from the old one-room schoolhouse-making the classroom experience different from generation to generation. Those of you past a certain age will no doubt remember things like protractors, dissecting frogs, Home Ec. class, learning to square dance in PE, mucilage (look it up!), Thermoses, and having to write "I will not chew gum in class" 100 times on the chalkboard, all of which, for the most part, have gone by the wayside. "Depending on the state, district, school, and even specific teacher, you'll see massive variations on things that have disappeared," says Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell, a former high school teacher and now associate professor of education at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. "The ones that are consistently and across-the-board gone are largely technological, like slide projectors, VCRs, record players, and tapes." We've compiled a list of eight classic classroom items that will take many of you back to the days when the only password you had to remember was your locker combination.

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