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Book Talk: One Room Schools - Stories from the Days of 1 Room, 1 Teacher, 8 Grades

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society 924 Pinecrest Road Manitowoc, WI 54220 (map)
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Susan Apps-Bodilly, author of “One Rooms Schools: Stories from the Days of 1 Teacher, 1 Room, & 8 Grades,” will give a presentation on the different aspects of one-room schools throughout history.

In “One Room Schools,” Susan Apps-Bodilly chronicles life in Wisconsin’s early country schools, detailing the experiences of the students, the role of the teacher and examples of the curriculum, including the importance of Wisconsin School of the Air radio programs. She describes the duties children had at school besides their schoolwork, from cleaning the erasers and sweeping cobwebs out of the outhouse to carrying in wood for the stove. She also tells what led to the closing of the one-room schools, which also served as the gathering place for the community.


Earlier Event: June 19
Tram Tour