Gonna Go Back To School
Takin' An Apple Today
It's For My Teacher, Ya Know
Just Where Did This Get Started Anyway?!?!
OK Class ...
Time For A Little Edja-ma-cation!!
# 1. The tradition started because
a teacher sows a seed that grows in the child,
The apple symbolized knowledge.
# 2. From 1700 to 1900, children in Denmark and Sweden
gave teachers apples because
they came from poor farming families
that were unable to pay for school.
# 3. Teachers were poorly paid
so families would help support teachers with food
by giving them apples which was a fairly common crop.
As time progressed and teachers earned more money
baskets of apples were narrowed down to just one apple.
So, There Ya Have It, Take Your Pick
An Interesting, Lesson For You
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