By: Emily Tepera
The Building and Furnishings
Most of the one room schoolhouses had a simple structure and were small buildings that only included one room. They were made of sod and didn't have air conditioning. The majority of schoolhouses did not include a bathroom. Inside, some students were lucky enough to have handmade desks to work at. At most one-room schoolhouses there was a picture of George Washington and/or Abraham Lincoln. Some children had their classes in a basement to be able to fit everyone in to the structure. School houses were build in the country. Many were built on hills so everyone could see them and they were built so that the entire community could have some what easy access to it. The community needed easy access to it because not only did it serve as a school but also as a church and a place for parties.
A Normal School Day
History of the One-Room Schoolhouse
Problems in the Schoolhouse
Would I Attend A One-Room Schoolhouse?
-A Tradionalist is someone who believed that the mind is strengthened by frequent exercise
-A Progressive is someone who believed that each child learns differently
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Country School: One Room, One Nation