Skip to Main Content
Online Program

Online Lecture: Your Ancestors’ Education – More Than the "Three R’s"

Program No. 24562RJ
Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at 7 p.m. (ET)/ 4 p.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about education in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Not yet reviewed

Enroll with Confidence

We want your Road Scholar learning adventure to be something to look forward to—not worry about. Learn more

Protecting the Environment

We offset a portion of the emissions created by your travel. Learn more

At a Glance

When your ancestor said that he had a sixth grade education – what did it mean? Go beyond “reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic” in this lecture about education in the 19th and 20th centuries. Join Ari Wilkins, professional genealogist and library associate, to learn about the generational and ethnic differences in levels of schooling and literacy, moonlight schools, compulsory education laws and more.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

Recommended For You

loading spinner