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One-Room School by Raymond Bial

One-Room School

by Raymond Bial

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An intriguing look of the early education system of the United States. Reader are able to explore the one-room schools that used to cover the American country side. This books provides detailed descriptions of what it was like earning an education in the one-room schools.

This book provided an interesting perspective of the beginning of the American school system and teacher. I found the information from this text enlightening as teachers during this area were, in my opinion, responsible for so much more than the modern teacher. This book expresses first hand experiences of attending these schools, in which the reader is able to learn how student walked miles to school in all sorts of weather. ( )
  mcnicol_08 | Apr 27, 2015 |
Another great book to explore changes in how we learn. This book is lengthy but the pictures are great. If using this book for young readers, I suggest reading a few sections aloud. One can always leave the book out so students can explore the pictures. ( )
  ashoemak | Apr 20, 2013 |
One-Room School is a historical nofiction book that tells of the one-room schoolhouses from around the country. Pictures are included of schoolhouses that have been refurbished and are still standing today. Other pictures are of the schoolhouses when they were still in use. Information is given about what was expected of the students and teachers from that time period and the curriculum that was taught is also discussed.
This was a very enjoyable book that I think should be used in today's classrooms. Students need to know how much has changed since the days of the one-room schoolhouse. I think each student could be given a different school to research and see what information they could find on it. Then they could give reports to the class over what they found. I also think after looking at the book, students could research their own school to find out what its histroy is. ( )
  btivis | Nov 14, 2010 |
Nice children's non-fiction book about what a one-room school was like. Wonderful photos and good information. ( )
  sdbookhound | Mar 10, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395905141, Hardcover)

Plum Grove, Prairie Rose, Possum Hollow, Good Intent, and Apple Pie-for 250 years one-room schools with names like these existed across America. Blessed with remoteness, small size, and simplicity, most of them offered not only a safe place to learn, but also a family-like setting and an education rooted in community. Ray Bial's camera eloquently captures the wistful-looking little buildings of logs, sod, wood, or stone, and his narrative, spiced with quotes from the teachers and students who spent so much time there, brings to life both the charm and hardships of our rural schools. As readers imagine a school without buses and computers, hot lunch programs and gymnasiums, they will also marvel at these students' determination to learn in a single room, poorly-heated and simply furnished with puncheon benches and slate pencils.

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Presents a brief history of the one-room schools that existed in the United States from the 1700s to the 1950s.

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