Children from St. Benedict's Mission School knit for the Red Cross during World War I, 1916. Photo courtesy Becker County Historical Society
Remembering the Little Red Schoolhouse
This project includes 17 memoirs of the
one-room school experience; 13 photographs of old school
buildings, interiors, and students; antique school texts;
archival teaching materials and state examinations for the
teaching certificate; and an actual teacher's bell and
old-fashioned lunch pail. An introductory essay puts the
materials in a historical and geographical context, which is
the rural farm country of Becker County in the first half of
the 20th century. Together these materials preserve a
now-vanished educational experience of a simpler time.
Originally submitted by: Collin C. Peterson, Representative (7th District).
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