This Old Schoolhouse

One-room schoolhouses were common throughout the United States from 1750 to 1950, most noticeably during their heyday in the late 1800’s. In these schools, children of all ages and grades were taught in a single room by one teacher. The total number of boys and girls would be anywhere from two to sixty, with grade levels ranging from first to eighth. The schoolteacher couldn’t teach all eight grades at once, of course, so he or she would teach one group of children while the rest of the students worked independently on assignments that were posted on the blackboard. Read more>>>

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