Chalkboard writing alphabet

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Chalkboard writing alphabet

Chalkboard Background The chalkboard is a flat, vertical writing surface on which anything can be inscribed by means of a piece of chalk.

The device is generally used for educational purposes, but it can also be found in the workplace, the home, and restaurants.

While chalkboards can be manufactured from a variety of materials, porcelain enamel is the most common material used in today's chalkboard.

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The origins of the chalkboard date back to the early decades of the 19th century. The forerunner of the chalkboard was the small, paddle-shaped hornbook.

This item had been in use in schools of medieval England, and by the time of the Revolutionary War era in colonial America, it was carried by legions of students. The hornbook was a strip of wood with a piece of paper fastened onto it.

On the paper were a variety of learning aids in small print. A typical hornbook would carry both the Lord's Prayer and the alphabet, and a translucent sheet of animal horn covered the paper.

The hornbooks were small objects, sometimes with a hole at the bottom so they could be tied on a string and worn about the neck. Eventually the hornbook evolved into the reading board.

This was a strip of about 15 inches 38 cm in length, also containing the alphabet and other learning aids, that was hung at the front of the late 18th-century classroom. From the reading board came the concept of one general chalkboard for all students in the classroom to both view and use.

The chalkboard of modern times was patented in It was developed by a leading educator of the day, Samuel Reed Hall. A minister, Hall founded Vermont's Concord Academy, one of the first formal training schools for American teachers. The early chalkboards were simple pine boards painted black.

In other cases, a combination of lime, plaster of Paris a white powdery substanceand lampblack fine black soot was spread on the classroom wall. Raw Materials Most modern chalkboards are made of porcelain enamel. In this particular manufacturing process, a tough and durable material such as steel is used as the base.

There are several thicknesses of steel used in the manufacture of chalkboards, but the most common is gauge.

chalkboard writing alphabet

Another crucial element is silica, a crystalline compound derived from quartz or similar minerals. Found in the crust of the earth, silicon is a tough compound and is called silica when combined with oxygen.The chalkboard is a flat, vertical writing surface on which anything can be inscribed by means of a piece of chalk.

The device is generally used for educational purposes, but it can also be found in the workplace, the home, and restaurants.

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