Map Tour: The Quest for Universal Schooling
Maptour Page 4
- Click on the "More Maps"
drop-down menu and select "Schools with Blackboards in Canada
- Under LAYER CONTROLS, turn on the checkboxes
for "1856 Counties", "1861 Counties," "1866 Counties," one after
the other, watching the changes in the map as you do so.
- The installation of schoolroom blackboards was well under way in
Canada West (Ontario) in 1856, and nearly complete ten years later.
- The western part of Canada West was the first region to achieve virtually
total installation of blackboards.
- Blackboards stood for educational reform.
- Blackboards focused the attention of students on the teacher rather
than on their individual slates.
- Blackboards permitted teachers to instruct many students simultaneously.