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Educating the ‘Whole Child’: Then and Now

Grades: 9-12
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  • Overview

    For a seventy-­year period, when America cared little about the education of African Americans, and discrimination was law and custom, the Bordentown School was an educational utopia. Through class discussion and film analysis, students will analyze how the Bordentown community fostered a well-rounded education for the “whole child,” and they will understand the value of this school in the context of segregated society.

  • Educating the 'Whole Child': Then and Now: Video Clip 1

    This video excerpt from the documentary "A Place out of Time: The Bordentown School" describes the creation of Bordentown as an industrial school for blacks, and includes interviews from previous students about what Bordentown taught them. See support materials for lesson plans.

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  • Educating the 'Whole Child': Then and Now: Video Clip 2

    This video excerpt from the documentary, "A Place out of Time: The Bordentown School" examines the debate over what type of education is the best and most useful for black students to be receiving. See support materials for lesson plans.

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  • Educating the 'Whole Child': Then and Now: Video Clip 3

    This video excerpt from the documentary, "A Place out of Time: The Bordentown School", outlines the curriculum and courses offered at Bordentown, as well as the expected behavior and the type of leadership that existed at the school. See support materials for lesson plans.

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  • Source: A Place out of Time: The Bordentown School

    http://www.pbs.org/teachers/aplaceoutoftime/

    Credits

    "A Place Out of Time - The Bordentown School" was funded by New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Source: A Place out of Time: The Bordentown School

    http://www.pbs.org/teachers/aplaceoutoftime/

    Credits

    "A Place Out of Time - The Bordentown School" was funded by New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Source: A Place out of Time: The Bordentown School

    http://www.pbs.org/teachers/aplaceoutoftime/

    Credits

    "A Place Out of Time - The Bordentown School" was funded by New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Project Credits

Contributor: Hudson West Productions-grayscale


Funder: New Jersey State Council for the Humanities-grayscale


Funder: NJCH-grayscale