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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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She taught first in a one-room school and then in the first four-room school built in the Township of Elizabethtown.
My approach to teaching is a one-room school house; there's something for everyone," says Tharp, who calls the first technique class of the day Treefrog.
Hutchinson Public Schools dates back to a one-room school that opened four years before the city of Hutchinson was incorporated.
Catherine Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe's sister, launched something like this in the 19th century, when she brought East coast girls out West to launch one-room school houses on the frontier.
We also have an educational technology collection, which includes prototype and early production Braille writers, and a reconstructed one-room school.
Songs include two local murder ballads (Dan Tate's 'Poor Ellen Smith' and Rob Tate 'The Lawson Family Murder'): lyric songs, such as Inez Chandler's 'The Leaves Are Green', Dan Tate's 'Wagoners Boy', and Doug Wallin's 'Let Her Go, Let Her Go' (each evidently constructed from other songs or more widely distributed floating verses); a couple of comic items (Eunice Yeatts MacAlexander's 'Preacher and the Bear', which she used to sing to her charges as a teacher in a one-room school, and Inez Chandler's 'Daddy Had a Billy Goat); and a fine 'white gospel' piece, 'Beautiful Star of Bethlehem' from Evelyn and Douston Ramsey.
Intertwined were adventures not so common even then: in grade school, my brother and I rode a horse to the one-room school where the forest ranger's wife taught five of us about the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Although my grandfather could tell you exactly how much he made at various times in his life--ten cents an hour cutting wood on the farm in his youth, three dollars a day teaching grades 1-8 in a one-room school in the 1930s, and forty-nine cents an hour when he started working nights for Santa Fe in 1942--most people knew him more as a gardener, fisherman, and farmer than as a blue-collar laborer.
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.
As part of a group within the community, Elizabeth was instrumental in turning an old sawmill cookhouse into a one-room school.
I wouldn't say it was a one-room school, but it was small and housed students up to Grade 6," said Anne, who is also a teacher.