Melvin Learns about School in the 1940s…

Imagescanb52ez Melvin is at it again, having interviewed another person about technology in schools.  Today’s contestant was "Jack Daniels," the oldest person that we have interviewed on The Blurb so far.  He talks about what sixth grade was like in the early 1940s.

My favorite part of the interview is when Jack talks about action figures and how he learned about history.  He also mentions blackboards, typewriters, and film reels.  Know what those are?  His teacher seems awesome, but some of the punishments were cruel back then! 

Listen to the full interview here:

Download blurbcast_42_interview_2_melvin.mp3

So what do you think about school in the 1940s?  Leave us a comment to share your thinking and join us again soon on The Blurb.


Melvin the Chicken Hunter and Bam Bam Bigelow

(Image retrieved from on February 9, 2007)


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One Response to Melvin Learns about School in the 1940s…

  1. I would way rather go to school now. It sounds like they didn’t have really any technolgy back then. Nowadays we have tons of technolgy…and we use it in the classroom too. I think it would have been very boring to go to school back then. Because of technolgy in the classroom, it makes it a lot more fun to go to school. Like in my home room in social studies and in science we do most of our learning on the computer. It also says in the paragraph that punishments were cruel back then. It dosn’t sound like very much fun to go to school back then. Unlike today when I love going to school!

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