A Changing World: Education in New Brunswick
Newton's New and Improved Terrestrial Globe
Newton & Son
1816, 19th century
Gift of Musée du Collège Saint-Joseph
This artefact belongs to : © Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton
Keys to History
Primary-school children studied many different subjects. They included reading, writing, mathematics, grammar, dictation, scripture, history, spelling and a little geography.
For example, in the monthly report of an 11th grade pupil at the turn of the 20th century marks are given for the following subjects: catechism, French reading, grammar, deportment, politeness, silence in class, English language, homework journals, scripture, geography, arithmetic, mental arithmetic and handwriting.
For many years in New Brunswick teaching tools were so few and valuable that instructors used some instruments over and over again. Terrestrial globes were even altered at times so as to update them.
The terrestrial globe is an educational tool still found today in school classrooms.
Terrestrial globes were used in geography classes.
After the lessons were well learned and the notebooks tidied away, the teacher would sometimes tell the children stories about distant lands.