1907 “Children, please have your parents sign or put their X on your graded papers and return them to me tomorrow, or else I'll have to speak to your parents about it at services Sunday. Now, fifth-year children, take out your science books and turn to page 141 so we can read about the eight planets.”
1957 “Kids, please have your mother sign the graded papers and send them back as soon as possible so you don't get a demerit. Now, take out your science books and turn to page 141 so we can read about the nine planets.”
2007 “Please remember to get your parent or guardian to log in to the class home page so that I know that someone has seen your posted assignments. Now, take out your science books and turn to page 141 so we can read about the eight planets.”
THINKING CREATIVELY ABOUT CRITICAL THINKING: INFUSING CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING INTO THE CURRICULUM TOGETHER
Many things have changed in schools in this country, but curriculum has been resistant to change. If you could go back in time and sit in a classroom with your great-grandparents when they were children, or with your grandparents or parents, you would notice some very distinct differences from the classroom you were in, or that of your children.