‘Schools of Yesteryear’ Brings Lessons to New Audience

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Patricia Beathard’s book shares history of one-room schoolhouse, its impact on modern education

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“It is my hope that this book will be a help for students ages 8-12 in researching a topic for history projects and history fairs,” Beathard says. “I hope they get an understanding of what school was like for boys and girls in the 1800s.”

Author and former music teacher Patricia Beathard is performing a new marketing campaign for her book “Schools of Yesteryear: History of the One-Room School” (published by Trafford Publishing).

Having always been fascinated by the one-room school and how it has served as a foundation for modern education, Beathard shares a history of one-room schools in the 1800s.

“I had visited a working one-room school that inspired me to tell the story of the education in the one-room school through the children, teachers and community of these schools,” Beathard says. “These buildings were the center of community life.”

Beathard takes readers through a typical day for 19th-century schoolchildren. She gives samples of lessons that were taught and explains how the building was heated in the winter, what the children ate while they were at school and the minimum facilities available at the time. Despite the hardships, the children experienced a fun learning environment, Beathard explains, her book having sections on games played, recipes for the food they ate and directions on how to make items used in school at the time.

“It is my hope that this book will be a help for students ages 8-12 in researching a topic for history projects and history fairs,” Beathard says. “I hope they get an understanding of what school was like for boys and girls in the 1800s.”

“Schools of Yesteryear”
By Patricia Beathard
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 68 pages | ISBN 9781466970243
E-Book | 68 pages | ISBN 9781466970250
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Patricia Beathard is a retired music teacher who has always wanted to write. She has always loved children’s literature and always tried to incorporate literature in her teaching of music. When she was teaching it was a dream of hers to one day write a children’s book. After retiring, she decided to make that dream come true. “Schools of Yesteryear” is her first book. She is married to her husband Jim, whom she has known ever since they were children. She has three grown daughters and four grandchildren. She and her husband live on a farm in central Ohio. When she is not writing she gives private music lessons to children of the area.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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