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Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

History of One-Room Schools in Missouri

When:  Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, 11 a.m. to noon


Historic one-room schools dot the landscape in the Ozarks and several fine examples have been restored. This presentation will take a look at the best local examples and will also review the lessons we can learn from one-room school education. The old schools are an icon of America and are historically tied to rural life in Missouri. These one-room schools are also revealing valuable historical, educational and cultural lessons. There are five important lessons we can take away from the one-room school experience. First, community is important. Second, helping others is essential and expected. Third, hard work is required. Fourth, ability, not age, is what matters. Finally, stable and caring families are key.




David L. Burton,
MU Extension in Greene County
phone: 417-881-8909