BECOME A PART OF THE  ORAL HISTORY FOR ONE-ROOM SCHOOLS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA!


 

Persons wishing to contribute information or interviews regarding personal experience in one-room schoolhouses are invited to use the form below to complete the questions and email them to us, or complete them at home and mail them to us at the Lonesome Pine Office on Youth, PO Box 568 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia  24219.   One directory item we hope to accumulate is a roll-call of teachers who taught in one-room schoolhouses and the three-and four-room schoolhouses of mining communities in Southwest Virginia. If you wish to contribute a name to this list, please include the teacher's name, the name of the school, the name of the location, and the dates during which the teacher taught at that school. Dates may be approximate.

 

Areas in which we are hoping you will also comment (you may add any comment related to these 5 areas in the fourth box located on the form below):

  1. Curriculum: homework, textbooks, grade levels, teaching methods, subjects taught, the daily schedule, and the months/days of the school calendar, etc.

  2. Facilities: setting of the schoolhouse, the room and furniture, how students were seated, where students ate lunch, how food was brought, what the chalkboard was like, heating the room in winter, bathroom facilities, how water was made available, etc.

  3. Staff, administration, and students - how many teachers or other adults were involved in the school, what their duties were, number of students in the school, school finance, teacher salaries, dress codes, transportation to and from school, if the state school officials visited the school, etc.

  4. Discipline - what forms of discipline were used, how often students were disciplined and for what reasons, how parents felt about discipline in the school, differences in discipline and expectations for boys and for girls, etc.

  5. Community - how was the school related to the church, the town or community, families in the area, etc.; how the community contributed to the school and how the school contributed to the community.

 

A special thank you to Sarah Williams for allowing us to use her questions; if you
would like more information on the project, feel free to visit her web site at http://www.thirdlayer.org/sw/school/index.html.

 

    
 

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