Early American Education and the Common School Period

Is this what you envisioned, Mr. Jefferson?
History and Philosophy:

The United States of America

Ideas in Action:
The Educational Setting

Essential Questions:
  • How does Early American Education philosophy impact schools today?
  • How do the principles of the Common School era impact education today?
  • Which personality was the most influential?
  • What is/are the most compelling idea(s) developed during these eras in education?

Enduring Understandings:
  • In the United States, education is free and universal.
  • The philosophy of education is ever changing, depending upon politics, economics, and social concerns.

Teacher Resources

Authors' Reflections