Gena and Jean discuss their experiences as both students and teachers (in the first half), and the history of education in America, hopefully connecting to listeners' ancestors' school life. To hear the second half of the podcast, become a premium subscriber. Click on this same podcast (from the main menu) that is labeled "Premium." The cost is only $20/year and can be charged on any major credit or debit card.
Check the blog at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com for 12 November 2017 for the resources used in the second half.
The photo included here is of a schoolyard in Washington State, taken by Theodor Hoyrdzak, ca. 1920-1950, and retrieved from the Library of Congress website.