National Geographic : 1975 Mar
-. * - ^\. & ^ "~~~~ ^_ *^"*~-« ""^"'o ^^ ^"''" i* 1*A ^ "'*-,. ^' ~^ ~-_^^ The school bell rules the world of childhood at one of a dozen one-room schools left in Nova Scotia. Mrs. Annie MacLean summons her pupils after recess, but bars a four-legged friend (right). Offering individual attention, she guides 17 children, ages 6 to 13 (below), through the eighth grade. Af ter graduation the youngsters will ride a bus to high school at Sydney River, even as their parents, part-time farm ers, commute to factory jobs in town.