Sunday, September 16, 2007

the pedagogic museum

Think school is hard now? The Pedagogic Museum in Montevideo, Uruguay, showed what school was like back in the days:

And what a different time it was, education-wise. Students rarely carried high-caliber revolvers to class, beating up teachers was against the rules for grade-schoolers, and visible tattoos had to be smaller than a dinner plate.

The museum tells of traditions such as gags and donkey ears. Children were made to hold water in their mouths until their cheeks hurt, hold bricks in outstretched arms, or kneel on grains of corn. Want your kids to see the exhibits? Well, the museum is in Uruguay, but that’s not all that much further than Disney World.

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