One Room School Day
This class takes place at the Rural School over most of the winter. Expanding considerably on the two hour Rural School class, students will be able get a more in depth experience with each subject taught during a typical 1888 school day. Following an overview of the class and expectations, the remainder of the class is taught in first person, as if the students were attending school in 1888. Areas of study include reading, arithmetic, penmanship, history and spelling. The class will use reproduction text books, slates, chalk, dip pens & ink, an 1888 reproduction map, photographs and more. Students are encouraged to bring a period appropriate lunch for noon. The day includes two recess periods where students will experience popular period games. Class ends with the final bell, signalling a resumption of modern life, with just enough time for questions and answers.