Spending the day in a one-room schoolhouse to experience life as a pioneer child
Life as a pioneer child was a little different then kids today! My students liked the novelty of it but didn’t like:
- not being able to have a snack when they wanted it
- having to go outside to use the “privy” (outhouse)
- having to work quietly all day and not talking with their friends
They had copy books to work in that included the cursive font used then, period story problems and a photo of a pioneer family that they needed to answer some questions. We had them held together with a stick. It made the books look more old-fashioned.