Scotch Settlement School
The Scotch Settlement School was built in 1861 in the southeastern area of Michigan once known as the Scotch Settlement. It is furnished as a late 19th-century rural one-room schoolhouse like the schoolhouses that millions of American children once attended during the 19th century. Children received a basic education in geography, writing, reading, mathematics and American history, as well as lessons in Christian morals and the virtues of hard work. One-room schoolhouses had one teacher who taught first through eighth grade students in same classroom. John Chapman was the schoolmaster when Henry Ford and his friend, Edsel Ruddiman attended school here. John Chapmans house is also part of Greenfield Village.
Henry Ford started school in this one-room schoolhouse in 1871 and later moved it here as part of
the Greenfield Village school system which operated from 1929-1969.
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