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Lessons Learned from
Michigan’s One Room Schools

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In today’s fast-paced world of the internet, MP3 players and iPads, it’s hard to imagine that a little more than one hundred years ago, Michigan’s children spent the day inside a one-room schoolhouse learning their lessons in reading, writing and arithmetic. In the early 1990s, there were more than 7000 one-room schools in operation in the state.

Today, fewer than 2000 on room schools still stand and less than two dozen remain in operation for regular classroom instruction. Most have been converted to homes, art galleries, antique shops and museums – where lessons are still taught during “day in the life” programs. Here’s a list of some of my favorites!

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There’s no better way to soak up the fall colors of Pure Michigan than from the water. Keweenaw Excursions is offering a 3-day excursion that will take passengers up the St. Mary’s River, through the Soo Locks and into Lake Superior, aboard its 110-foot Keweenaw Star. The trip runs Saturday, September 27* through Monday, September 29.

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