Nerida Ellerton and McKenzie Clements, both professors in the Department of Mathematics, will give a presentation titled “Cradles for a Nation: Comparing One-room Schools that Abraham Lincoln Attended (1816-1826) with One-room Schools of the period 1840-1950,” at the University Club at 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 1, in the Founders Suite of the Bone Student Center.

The talk will give an overview of both the one-room schools that Abraham Lincoln would have attended in the years 1816-1826 and one-room schools established in the years 1840-1950. Ellerton and Clements will highlight the important changes made between these two eras, specifically touching on the curriculum and teaching methods administered at each, and what made the later one-room schools the iconic image of what such schools in North America look like.

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Friday in the Founders suite in the Bone Student Center. You need not be a University Club member to attend. Additional information about U-Club events and activities can be found at our website. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the ISU Provost and President. In addition, snacks and liquid refreshments are available at each meeting.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer at the University Club website.