The School Classrooms and Activities ClipArt gallery offers 37 illustrations of classrooms with and without students, students entering and leaving school, and classroom activities

A squirrel sitting on a branch of a tree looking upon various addition problems.

Addition Tree

A squirrel sitting on a branch of a tree looking upon various addition problems.

An illustration of a large group of children entering a school.

Children Entering School

An illustration of a large group of children entering a school.

An illustration of a large group of children leaving school.

Children Leaving School

An illustration of a large group of children leaving school.

Hornbooks are not what we would think of today as a book, for it was made of a piece of cardboard covered on one side with a thin sheet of horn, and surrounded by a frame with a handle. Through the covering of the horn the little boy could see the alphabet written on the cardboard in both large and small letters. After these would come rows of syllables to help him in learning to pronounce simple combinations of sounds. Probably last on the sheet there would be the Lord's Prayer, which he must be taught to say without mistake.

Children with Hornbooks

Hornbooks are not what we would think of today as a book, for it was made of a piece of cardboard covered…

Children in their classroom

Classroom

Children in their classroom

A classroom of students looking out the window.

Classroom

A classroom of students looking out the window.

A lesson about apples.

Classroom

A lesson about apples.

An empty classroom.

Classroom

An empty classroom.

Girls sitting in class chatting.

Classroom

Girls sitting in class chatting.

An illustration of a classroom filled with desks.

Classroom

An illustration of a classroom filled with desks.

A classroom with children sitting, listening to their teacher.

Classroom

A classroom with children sitting, listening to their teacher.

"An outdoor classroom at Williamsburg, Virginia. When the children becoem tired indoors, classes are taken to this building for a recitation. There were only 20 days during the winter of 1911-1912 on which this outdor classroom was not used." — Ritchie, 1918

Outdoor classroom

"An outdoor classroom at Williamsburg, Virginia. When the children becoem tired indoors, classes are…

Various Geography items, including a globe and many maps.

Geography

Various Geography items, including a globe and many maps.

Two students drawing geometrical shapes on the chalkboard. A student is also using a scale while students sitting at desks take notes.

Geometry

Two students drawing geometrical shapes on the chalkboard. A student is also using a scale while students…

Two students measuring the blackboard. The boy is using a ruler and the girl is using a yardstick.

Measuring

Two students measuring the blackboard. The boy is using a ruler and the girl is using a yardstick.

Two boys playing a game of running and adding three one-digit numbers.

Number Game

Two boys playing a game of running and adding three one-digit numbers.

A Roman School

Roman School

A Roman School

A scene from a Roman wall painting.

Roman School Scene

A scene from a Roman wall painting.

A colonial school

School

A colonial school

Young students playing at school.

School

Young students playing at school.

An Athenian youth, studying

School

An Athenian youth, studying

"Greek school - from a vase painting." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Greek school

"Greek school - from a vase painting." — The Delphian Society, 1913

An illustration of a young boy studying inside an old schoolroom.

Schoolroom and Boy Studying

An illustration of a young boy studying inside an old schoolroom.

An illustration of an old, empty classroom from the old grammar school at Stratford.

Large Schoolroom

An illustration of an old, empty classroom from the old grammar school at Stratford.

A cartoon of a schoolteacher and a young boy, who is holding open a book. A chalkboard decorates the background behind them.

Schoolteacher and Young Boy

A cartoon of a schoolteacher and a young boy, who is holding open a book. A chalkboard decorates the…

Children have a spelling match

Spelling Match

Children have a spelling match

A teacher pointing at a location on her map to her students

Teacher

A teacher pointing at a location on her map to her students

A teacher walking around her classroom.

Teacher

A teacher walking around her classroom.

A teacher in front of her classroom.

Teacher

A teacher in front of her classroom.

Teacher teaching her class how to add simple numbers.

Teacher

Teacher teaching her class how to add simple numbers.

A teacher explaining a document to her pupil.

Teacher

A teacher explaining a document to her pupil.

A diller, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar.

Teacher and Pupil

A diller, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar.

An illustration of a teacher wearing a hat and robe whipping a young pupil with a branch.

Teacher Whipping Boy with Swatches

An illustration of a teacher wearing a hat and robe whipping a young pupil with a branch.

A teacher showing a math problem on the blackboard in front of the class.

Teaching Math

A teacher showing a math problem on the blackboard in front of the class.

A group of children apparently being disciplined for not respecting their teacher or having good manners.

Children in Trouble

A group of children apparently being disciplined for not respecting their teacher or having good manners.

"Student life in the earlier university period, before the dormitory and college system was introduced, was unregulated and shamefully disorderly. The age was rough and lawless, and the student class were no better than their age; indeed, in some respects they seem to have been worse."—Myers, 1905

University Audience in the Fifteenth Century

"Student life in the earlier university period, before the dormitory and college system was introduced,…

A teacher watches a group of students weighing apples and writing out measurement problems on the chalkboard.

Weighing Apples

A teacher watches a group of students weighing apples and writing out measurement problems on the chalkboard.