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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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My uncle used to tell of when he was a kid, walking to and from a one-room school. He said it was a mile each way and uphill both ways.
She taught in a one-room school, Union School, and was the last living teacher from that school.
One Room: Schools and Schoolteachers in the Pioneer West will reach history and education readers alike as it considers the evolution of the West's one-room school houses, gathering stories of classrooms, students, and teachers from a number of archives.
Perhaps the most demanding task for a one-room school teacher was in the area of music.
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.
But as Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home, some see her (and her one-room school) as a threat to their way of life.
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.
One of the big problems with the one-room school house was discipline.
Crabtree, who began her education at a one-room school house in northeast Iowa, left high school in 1932 due to a swimming and diving accident that forced her to miss several school days.
The children fell ill within minutes of eating a meal of rice and soybean-potato curry in their one-room school on July 16, vomiting and convulsing with stomach cramps.