Thursday, June 29, 2006

Hands On History - Brief description of topics

Some of the topics our Hands On History program may include, but are not limited to:

OXEN- An explanation of the importance of oxen to early America and how children were involved with them is followed by an opportunity for students to try their hand at driving oxen.

QUAKER HISTORY - Early Quaker History and how Quaker's influenced Southwestern Ohio and the Early United States.

CHILDREN’S WORK- A view of the importance of children on the frontier while they work to shape a grindstone.

FRONTIER SCHOOL- An introduction to the experience of children in Ohio schools of the 1800's through the early 1900's.

TOWN MEETING- Students experience frontier democracy by taking part in a town meeting and wrestling with a vital issue of the day.

SPINNING- An introduction to the problem of cloth supply for the Ohio frontier family involves a chance for students to try to make a piece of yarn.

CHILDREN’S GAMES- A look at entertainment on the frontier while students try an outdoor game of the 1800s.



INDENTURED SERVITUDE- Forty percent of the population of Colonial America arrived under terms of indenture. This station examines the lives of the children who found themselves so situated.

Our 2006 Autumn program runs October 3-6, 9-13 and 16-17, 2006. Our 2007 dates are May 14-24, 2007 and Oct 1-11, 2007. The program takes about 4 hours, running from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 P.M, or as your busing schedule permits. Cost is $5.00 per student. There is no cost for teachers and chaperones.

Please contact me for additional information, or to schedule your visit.

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