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The History of Afterschool in America

This video provides a unique overview of the important role afterschool has played in American history, beginning in the 1880's with the age of industrialization. It is broken into 12 brief chapters that captures the social upheaval of the late 1800's, then the growing need for supervision into the 1900's, and the rapid growth over the past 50 years. There is an accompanying 19-page Learner's Guide that can be used as part of a workshop or a college course here - History of Afterschool in America - Learning Guide.

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Temescal Associates and the How Kids Learn Foundation
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