Description: Students attend a typical mid-19th century school day in the Ohio Village School House, beginning with breathing exercises and ending with a spelling bee. The students are asked to dress in the cloths of the time period for this program. This includes a long skirt and blouse for the girls. It could also include a bonnet, a shawl, or petticoats. For boys, the typical clothing is either long or short pants with a button front shirt and braces (suspenders). Boys might also choose to wear a straw hat. Finally, we ask that the students bring with them a lunch of the time period. Some of the items in a typical lunch might include (but are not limited to): jerky, cold chicken, bread and butter, a piece of fruit, cornbread, cookie, milk, juice or water. Please pack your lunch in a basket, bucket, or paper bag and try to avoid using plastic or other modern materials for packing your lunch.
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Location: Ohio Village next to the Ohio History Center
Availability (March 2014): Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in March. Please contact Scheduling Office about availability of specific dates.
Time Allowance: 2 ½ hours
Maximum: 30 students
Cost: $8.00 per student; $4.00 per chaperone; Teachers are free
Cultural Background: The year is 1862, and the United States is engaged in a bitter civil war. Men, both young and old, have gone off to join the war, leaving wives and family to care for the home front.
Compass Rose – An element of a map used to show direction, usually showing cardinal directions and frequently intermediate directions.
Physical Characteristic/Feature – A natural aspect or quality of the Earth’s surface that includes land formations and vegetation zones.
Physical Map – A portrayal on a flat surface of the physical features of the Earth (e.g., landforms, elevations).
Political Map -A portrayal on a flat surface of the political features of the Earth (e.g., international boundaries, capitals, political subdivisions.
Services – Actions that are capable of satisfying people’s wants.
Territory – An area of land; the land and waters under the jurisdiction of a state, nation or sovereign.
Social Studies Standards Connections (by Benchmarks and Grade-Level Indicators):
Grade 3: History – C3; Geography – A1; Social Studies Skills and Methods – A1
Grade 4: People in Societies – A1; Geography – A4; Social Studies Skills and Methods – A1, A3
Grade 5: History – B5; People in Societies – A1; Social Studies Skills and Methods – A3
Grade 3: 2, 3, 5
Grade 4: 2
English Language Arts Connections:
Grade 3: Communications: Oral and Visual 2
Grade 4: Communications: Oral and Visual 2
Grade 5: Communications: Oral and Visual 2: Communications: Oral and Visual 2
Grade 4: Number, Number Sense and Operation Standard: 12
New Social Studies Standards:
Fourth Grade: SS 4.2
Eighth Grade: SS 8.1