Thanks! My own mother did the same thing - she taught in a one room classroom with 30 pre-high school kids of different ages. She had to balance her teaching to try to reach all of the kids. It was a good balance of reading, writing, arithmetic, science and social studies (the Constitution and the Founding Fathers were emphasized).
Later, my brother and I attended junior and senior high schools in a small town in Montana. We got a heavy dose of the basics, lots of English classes, plus one foreign language, lots of math, geography and science and every teacher taught citizenship by example. The teachers were tough, but fair. We were a bit afraid and reluctant to have to go see the principal as that meant real disciplinary action.