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100-Year-Old Chalkboard Drawings Discovered in a School in Oklahoma

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There will probably come a time when the younger generations will no longer recognize what pens, pencils, or chalks look like because of the latest advancements in technology.

What if children could only identify these tools through pictures? Or if soon, a handwriting can only be appreciated along with the hieroglyphics preserved in museums. And what if students no longer need pens, pencils, and paper to write and learn because they have laptops and netbooks?

We can only hope that learning via conventional methods (like reading and writing on chalkboards)won’t be like a dying art form. A handwriting is unique and personal and we can learn so much about a person’s personality and history from it.

The contractors of Emerson Highschool can attest to that when they made an eerie yet fascinating discovery.

They stumbled across an awesome discovery while remodeling the school.

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They found old chalkboards while removing the newer ones on top.

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The writings on the board are at least 100-years-old.

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The newer chalkboards installed in 1917 preserved the writings underneath.

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Four classrooms still have these amazing illustrations.

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Written on the chalkboards were the lessons the teachers used to teach the students.

Like music

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History

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Mathematics

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There was a multiplication wheel

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They used cursive writing and they were beautiful.

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Sherry Kishore, the school’s principal said, “The penmanship blows me away because you don’t see a lot of that anymore…Some of the handwriting in some of these rooms is beautiful.”

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Aren’t they beautiful and fascinating? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

H/T: Washington Post, Metaspoon

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