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In colonial America, there were very few free schools. Those children who could attend, attended classes six days a week. There was normally only one teacher, and all the children learned their lessons in the same room, often using a slate board, battledore and a hornbook.
Some students recited the lessons out loud while others studied quietly. Students were taught the three"R's" , reading, writing and arithmetic. (refer to: http://www.homesteadtoys.com/EarlyAmericanEducatio...
Nowadays, many American schools scatter all over the nation. School children usually attend school five days a week, with lower-grade children attending school even less. There are many teachers in a school; the children learn their lessons in various classrooms equipped with blackboards, or whiteboards, finely-printed textbooks, and even personal computers.
Most students today learn various subjects, far more than the three R's in the old days, with their teachers interactively, i.e. they ask questions and their teachers friendly answer the questions usually on spot.Source(s): Website as shown plus my own experience in the States