"One-Room Schoolhouse," Iowa Country Schools - Iowa Public Television, 1979
This video shows the function of a one-room schoolhouse in Iowa. There were no grade levels in Iowa country schools, and one teacher taught up to 15 students of varying ages. But some had as few as two. When a student passed one lesson, he or she moved on to the next. Such a setup kept the teacher busy finding a different activity for each child. While one group of children read from their books, another practiced penmanship.
- What does one-room schoolhouse mean?
- How is a one-room schoolhouse similar to your school? How are they different?
"One-Room Schoolhouse," Iowa Country Schools - Iowa Public Television, 1979. Courtesy of Iowa Public Television