What An 8th Grader From 1912 Was Expected To Know

by TeachThought Staff

If you’ve ever wondered what an 8th grade student from 101 years ago was expected to know, wonder no more.

The following is a scan of a report card from 1912 from Bullitt County Schools in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. If we’re being honest, this sample is a bit underwhelming: science and social studies are missing, and the reading and writing portions are “given by the teacher.” With these exclusions, we’ll skip diving in to the deep end of a post praising how much things have changed–or criticizing how much they haven’t.

That spelling test, though. Is it us, or was it a bear? Yikes.