One Room Schoolhouses with Susan Apps-Bodilly

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

Have you ever wondered what it was like to attend a one-room school, to be in the same classroom as your older brother or younger sister, or to have your teacher live with your family for part of the school year?

Susan Apps-Bodilly shares her insights into one-room schoolhouses in this virtual program.

In One Room Schools, Susan 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 were more than just centers of learning: they also served as the gathering place for the community.

Susan drew from the research compiled by her father Jerry Apps for his book, One-Room Country Schools: History and Recollections.

Join us on Saturday, September 25 at 1:00pm CST for a live event.

You may view this event on a laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer.

To register:

Please contact catherine@columbuspubliclibrary or call 920-623-5910 with any questions regarding this program.

This event will not be recorded.