A Day in the Sixth Grade of the Training School
Black & White, Silent
This short 16mm was shot sometime in 1933 and features very short segments showcasing aspects of the Training School administered by the Bridgewater State Teachers College. Segments include student teachers leading grade school students in Arithmetic, Geography, History, Music, and Physical Education lessons or activities. Grade school students are also seen in their reading groups and playing a popular board game of that time, “The Wide World: A Parker Game by Henrik Willem van Loon.” At the beginning of the film, Martha Burnell, principal of the Training School, appears (at 00:18) – she is the older woman on the right, wearing a dark hat. At the end of the film, the school’s faculty appears, walking out of the Training School building’s south entrance. The final shot is of the Massachusetts state flag.
Bridgewater State Teachers College, "A Day in the Sixth Grade of the Training School" (1933). Multi-media Selections for the Archives. 3.