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one-room schoolhouse

A school in which all elementary-grade students were once taught in a single room. Such schools were common in sparsely populated areas before the 20th century; many had a bell at the ridge of the roof for summoning students at the start of the school day.
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However, of these, only 40 are enrolled in the one-room school.
He cut a meek figure, dressed in shalwar kameez with a green hoodie on top to protect him from the cold, as he sat in his one-room school with a book in his hand.
The one-room school is on the grounds of the Mount Prospect Historical Society, 103 S.
The school is the oldest public school in the district, originally built as a one-room school at the north end of the current Weyerhaeuser property on Highway 99S.
The one-room school house was synonymous with education in Nebraska for over a century.
Anthropologist Margot Pringle offers her memoir, which relates her one year from 1953-1954 as a teacher in a one-room school located on the SH Ranch in rural eastern Montana, 60 miles southeast of Miles City.
Horseback Schoolmarm: Montana, 1953-1954 is the memoir of Margot Liberty during the year when, as a new graduate of Cornell University, she worked as a rural teacher in a one-room school in eastern Montana.
We would reach the one-room school constructed by Give and Surf volunteers and villagers around 9:15.
One-room school buildings are only one item on our historical list.
We also have an educational technology collection, which includes prototype and early production Braille writers, and a reconstructed one-room school.
One of the big problems with the one-room school house was discipline.
Secondary sources that contextualize Moyer's experience in rural Oklahoma schools include Donna Stephens (1990), One-Room School: Teaching in 1930s Western Oklahoma; and Darrel Riffel (1998), Ellis County Country Schools, 1893-1955, which provides specific information on the one-room school where Moyer taught.