“The most important factor in determining how much readers will comprehend and how well writers will be able to communicate about a given topic is their level of knowledge…”
Richard L. Allington & Patricia. M. Cunningham: Schools That Work – Where All Children Read and Write, 2007.
“We should resist the temptation to think that more time spent on literacy is always better”
Dr. Nell Duke, Why Literacy Educators Need to be Advocates for Science and Social Studies, 2016
A visit to the Maple Ridge School provides the foundational knowledge for students to understand complex text about the past. It incorporates many Michigan Social Studies Standards and Benchmarks. You can explore these connections by clicking through the links below for grade levels.
- Maple Ridge school was used from 1887 to the early 1960s.
- Only a handful of the 100 one room schoolhouses in Michigan still stand.
- Some one room schoolhouses were called chatter or blabber schools.
- Last day of school was always a picnic in the yard for all of the students in the school.