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Episode 51 is the fifty-first episode of the first season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


Jacqueline Hyde steals the Compulsory Education Law from Massachusetts Bay Colony in the year 1642.

After a Data Boost at the time of the crime, Kevin and the time pilots have already run out of clues. So, they contact Omnicia, whose clues relating to the McGuffey Readers lead them to the year 1836.

Following a Global Pursuit in the mid-1800's, the time pilots get some clues from Jacqueline Hyde relating to the year 1954, when Brown v. Board of Education outlawed school segregation by race and where Jacqueline Hyde depletes their 'fact fuel.'

After another Data Boost, the time pilots meet a school student protesting the Vietnam War. Her clues lead them to the year 1969, where they reclaim the Compulsory Education Law.

Howard captures Jacqueline Hyde, but Carmen escapes when Howard took too long lifting the column by cranking the crank after missing the first question.

Time Pilots[]

  • Howard Ray
  • Naray Hernandez
  • Beverly Sylvan

Sketches and Pit Stops[]

  • Omnicia - 1836 (during Andrew Jackson's administration; when the first McGuffey Reader was published)
  • VILE Villain Clue - 1954 (when Brown vs. Board of Education touched off the Civil Rights Movement)
  • Cluefinder (student protester) - 1969 (when Tinker vs. Des Moines determined that students have the right to free speech)

History of Education (Flight Plan)[]

  • 1990: Arnold Schwarzenegger heads the President's Fitness Council.
  • 1976: The first women are admitted to West Point.
  • 1954: Brown vs. Board of Education
  • 1944: The G.I. Bill provides tuition for World War II veterans.
  • 1894: Albert Einstein drops out of school.
  • 1821: The first U.S. high school is established in Boston.
  • 1701: Yale University is founded in Connecticut.
  • 1642: Compulsory Education Laws are enacted in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Trail Of Time Questions[]

Bold indicates correct answers.
Italics indicates the contestant's answers.
Underline indicates the contestant answered the question after time ran out.

  1. It's 1718. Edward Teach is better known by which nickname?
    • Captain Bligh
    • Blackbeard
  2. It's 1821. What is established in the U.S.?
    • The First High School
    • The First School Lunch Program
  3. It's the year 1887. Who is now instructing Helen Keller?
    • Florence Nightingale
    • Anne Sullivan
  4. It's 1954. What's declared unconstitutional in U.S. schools?
    • Segregation
    • Prayer
  5. It's 1961. Which President institutes a physical fitness test?
    • Kennedy
    • Johnson
  6. Question Not Asked, out of time.


  • In the first round, during Global Pursuit, one of the choices was Helsinki, which Howard incorrectly pronounced as Helskini, and then realized that the actual choice was London.

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