Workers at Emerson High School, in Oklahoma City, uncovered some amazing historic artifacts while attempting to install new whiteboards into a number of classrooms. They took down the current chalkboards and were amazed to discover that whoever put them up had left the old chalkboards intact underneath, and still with writing and drawings on. These old chalkboards had been tucked away since 1917, almost 100 years ago! This amazing discovery gives an insight into what was taught in public school back then, and the teaching methods used. The Oklahoma City Public School system are working with local historians to preserve these boards.
What an incredible piece of history these boards are. It's amazing to think about students back in 1917, who in some ways would have been very different to their contemporary counterparts, and in other ways just the same.