ERIC Number: ED241375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Little Red Schoolhouse. A Guide for Teachers.
Norton, Mary; Hall, Jean
An elementary school teaching unit uses a visit to a one-room schoolhouse to increase student awareness of what pioneer schools were like. The first section consists of pre-visit activities and teacher preparation suggestions. A description of an early pioneer school is followed by six activities designed to make the visit more authentic. Activities include an interview with someone who attended a one-room school, traditional poetry recitations, copybook assignments, student-made pioneer lunch pails, and pioneer recipes. The second section gives the agenda for a day in a one-room school. Students reenact a typical pioneer school day, participating in penmanship, spelling, geography, history, arithmetic, games, literature, and art lessons. The final section presents outdoor environmental awareness activities including a forest footprint identification exercise, bingo game, tree identification charts, crossword puzzle, outdoor observation activity, and outdoor poetry and vocabulary exercises. Although the document describes a vist to a school house in Black Hawk Park (Iowa), the unit can be easily adapted to any one-room school. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.