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Learning to Teach

Follow along in the diary pages of Verle McFarland Shanks, an 18-year old Iowa farm girl who is learning to teach. From her first days as a substitute teacher in one-room schools, to the adventure of leaving home to live in the dorms while attending the three-month summer certificate program at the Iowa State Teachers College (ISTC) in Cedar Falls, she shares interesting daily details. Read autographs from fellow classmates who shared the ISTC experience in the summers of 1926, 1927, and 1928.


Learning to Teach diary title page

 

Verle McFarland portrait by Hedger Studios, Chariton, Iowa

 

Teacher's Contract May 28, 1926

 

ISTC summer school class school photo, 1927

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