By Taylor Johnson
- Schools were set up where people settled
- Not all children would end up going to school
- Life of a child was "grey"
- Rules in the 1800's were hazy- Start, finish, absences,
- Tardy was almost like a sin
Life of a Teacher
- Teachers walked to school as well
- Usually only has a high school education
- Single, went to church, live nearby, stay with families
- Often bilingual- (English and German)
- Fired if they couldn't control their students
- Reading, Penmanship, Arithmetic
- New immigrants responded negatively
- Said a class prayer after the pledge
- Many older children would mentor the young
- Many different age groups
- Teacher taught life lessons- responsibility, respect, honesty, integrity
- Paddled or whipped as punishment
- If the class had an ineffective teacher
- Poor attendance
- No structured curriculum
- Special needs children
- Libraries were inadequate
- Same books all through grades
- Unsanitary, unorganized
- Shared drinking supplies (germs, sick in winter)
- Run out of firewood or coal(Main heating source)
Schools in General
- Most had a picture of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln
- Built before churches in town
- No two stories
- Expensive to maintain (Nowadays)
Where can the schools be found?
These schools can mainly be found in the country (Kentucky, Iowa, Kansas, etc.) And some are still preserved today.
What did it look like?
Amount of Children
Would I attend this school?
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CMU, The Teachers. 26 September 2012 <http://clarke.cmich.edu/resource_tab/information_and_exhibits/one_room_schools/the_teachers.html>.
One Room Schoolhouse Center. 1998-2012. 26 September 2012 <http://oneroomschoolhousecenter.weebly.com/>.