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Country School: One Room - One Nation (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 19 November 2010 (USA)
Out of Many, One. From immigration issues in early schools to the controversial demise of their widespread use in the 1950s and 1960s, the Emmy-nominated "Country School: One Room - One ... See full synopsis »

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Jerry Apps ... Himself
Jerry Bower ... Himself
Caroline Bredekamp ... Herself
Emil Bredekamp ... Himself
Helen Carriker ... Herself
Melinda Carriker ... Herself
Mark DeWalt ... Himself
Edgar V. Epperly ... Himself
Joyce Epperly ... Herself
Evan Evans ... Himself
Richard Ganzer ... Himself
Sue Grosboll ... Herself
Jennifer Tully Hansen ... Herself
Nona Hansmeier ... Herself
Vera Hurst ... Herself
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Out of Many, One. From immigration issues in early schools to the controversial demise of their widespread use in the 1950s and 1960s, the Emmy-nominated "Country School: One Room - One Nation" combines visually stunning images of a myriad of restored and decaying buildings, including one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, with surprising, humorous and heartwarming stories from former teachers and students. More than just nostalgia, "Country School" also delves into the dark side of the one-room school experience and dispels the myths behind the revered institution that helped bind a young nation together. Powerful on-camera commentary from a who's who of one-room school historians and writers provides insight into lessons learned from the school days and school ways of yesteryear. Multilingual classrooms, guns in school, and the pain of consolidation and closure remind us that the dramatic one-room school story continues to provide insight today.

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The life, death, and rebirth of an American icon.

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Remembering where we came from
27 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

How many of us living went to a one room schoolhouse? The answer: Increasingly far fewer. This is why these memories have to be preserved. Filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle do just that in this informative, enlightening and enjoyable documentary that focuses on the history of these schoolhouses in the Midwest. Some hot button topics in schools today are bullying, immigration and consolidation. Well, the Rundles let us know these same issues were prevalent 100 years ago as well, in different ways. They interview several former students and teachers who give insight into what life was like back then. Historians also provide perspective to these places which often housed 6-16 year old students taught by 18 year old students. While many of these schoolhouses have been restored, many others are meeting their destiny with a wrecking ball. So maybe we should all learn from the past before memories fade.


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