Blog carnivals offer good opportunities to find blogs that provide great value, or to find blog entries which are individual gems. When I send notices of these carnivals to other teachers, I always get thank-you notes. It’s a cheap way to get a minor ego boost (is there any way to get those put down on the evaluation forms?).
One of the things I’m passing along to my Texas history-teaching colleagues from Carnival 81 is this post, a letter from a grandmother to a young boy, about what her schooling was like, in Texas in the 1890s. From huffenglish.com.
Students at the Parker Institute, Whitt, Texas, 1891-1892 — courtesy of huffenglish