1900 Manual Training

  • Senior Third Manual Training Class at Palmerston Avenue School

    Manual Training Movement

    The Manual Training movement originated in the United States and emphasized the intellectual and social development associated with the practical training of the hand and the eye. It was believed that manual training taught students the power of doing things, improving dexterity, perception, accuracy, and judgment. It was not intended to teach a specific trade, but rather to teach students useful skills that could be transferred to other parts of their lives.

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    Black and white photograph

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    Black and white photo of 2 rows of boys and teacher in back corner of class, work benches front