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32 Ways School 100 Years Ago Was Different

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Where did the dunce cap come from? What about the Pledge of Allegiance? In this back to school episode of The List Show, Erin(@erincmccarthy) breaks down 32 ways school in the U.S. was different 100 years ago.

Swedish gymnasts and fans of the Trapper Keeper will want to watch. You’ll learn why factories operated their own schools and where the first high school was built.

In case you forgot, The List Show is a triviatastic, factfilled show for curious people. Subscribe here for new List Show episodes the first and third Wednesday of each month:

For more facts about the schools of bygone days, check out our article, 11 Ways School Was Different in the 1800s:


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