One Room School Project

A one-room school was a building that consisted of a single teacher that would instruct children of all ages and grades, in a single room. This type of education was common across Canada from the late nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century. In 1910, Alberta had approximately 1,500 school districts operating over 1,000 schools.

The closest district to what is now Edson was Division 12. This division consisted of 84 schools over various different years of zoning, including; Big Eddy, Carrot Creek, Drostan, Edson, Edson River, Evansburg, Fulham, Mackay, Marlboro, McLeod Valley, Medicine Lodge, Niton, North Rosevear, Obed, Peers, Pine Grove, Robb, Rosevear, Shining Bank, Shining Bank Hill, Silver Summit, Wildwood, Wolf Creek, Wolf Creek Cabin, and Yates.

The Red Brick Arts Centre and Museum is constantly trying to add to their one-room school exhibit.

If you have any information about the schools on our list please click the questionnaire button below or you may contact the staff by phone (780-723-3582), email (echored@telus.net), or in person!

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SCHOOLS OF INTEREST...

The Schools listed in the picture are of interest to our exhibit. If you have any information, photos or a great story Please let us know! Your story and/or photo will be added to our display and our booklet about the project.

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Our Current Display in the West Stairwell.

The Picture is our current one room school display in our west stairwell looking up. We are looking for photos of the schools to finish creating our display.

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Our Current Display in the West Stairwell.

The Picture is our current one room school display in our west stairwell looking down. Take a look at our map of the school division to see where the one room schools are located.

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Our Current Display in the West Stairwell.

We would also love to add to the one room school artifacts we have on display in our dedicated display case. The case is located at the top of the west stairwell. If you have any items pertaining to a one room school on the list we would love to add it to our display.

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