|Three of the wooden spheres used in the object method of teaching at Oswego Normal and Training School. Developed by Pestalozzi and introduced in Oswego by Sheldon and Krusi, the method moved away from recitation and memorization toward an active learning style including physical objects and field trips. The statue of Sheldon in front of Sheldon Hall holds up a model of one of these spheres.
|Edward Austin Sheldon’s favorite chair, used while writing many of his books on teaching and education.
|Calling card used by Edward Austin Sheldon when making visits to people’s homes.
|Published in 1872 by EA Sheldon, this was the First Reader, which was adapted to the phonic, word and alphabet modes of teaching to read.
Want to see more Oswego artifacts? Check out Penfield Library’s Special Collections or stop by King Alumni Hall.