The education of the Bulgarian people became a priority during the National #Revival Period. Initially, in the so-called “mutual schools” the students were taught by the mutual method, i.e. the older and more advanced students taught the younger ones. The teacher taught the older ones and monitored the education of the younger ones. One teacher was responsible for more than 50 children. In 1843 the first “class school” was established in the town of #Elena. In the “class school”, the children were divided into classes according to their age. One teacher was now responsible for a class of up to 30 students. The children studied disciplines such as general Bulgarian history, Bulgarian grammar, arithmetic, anthropology and others.
In the photos you can see the #first #Bulgarian “class school” in the town of Elena, which today functions as a museum. Elena is located close to the ancient capital of the Bulgarian #Kingdom #Veliko #Tarnovo and it has been a trade and cultural centre for centuries. The town and the people of Elena played an important role during the Bulgarian Revival Period. Today, the picturesque town preserves about 150 cultural monuments, over 6000 ethnographic objects, many old books which enforced the Bulgarian education.