ERIC Number: ED419728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Apple Valley School: A Simulation of Pioneer Life in a One-Room Schoolhouse. Interact: Learning through Involvement.
This simulation allows students to pretend to go to a one-room schoolhouse in the last half of the 19th century. Students work to earn points in order to graduate from Apple Valley School. A sense of history is developed as students learn about a "school of long ago" and compare it to today's schools. Role play, writing activities, and critical thinking activities are included in the packet. The basic unit consists of 10 one-hour lessons focusing on the history of the one-room schoolhouse experience. A literature-based unit outlines 10 optional one-hour lessons focusing on the history of the period and details of pioneer home life. Suggestions are offered for teaching pioneer themes in the areas of mathematics, spelling, music, art, and physical education. (Includes a 4-page student guide with a center- fold map.) (EH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational History, Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Local History, One Teacher Schools, Simulation, Social Studies, State History, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States History
Interaction Publishers, Inc., DBA Interact, 1825 Gillespie Way, 101, El Cajon, CA 92020, telephone: 619-448-1474 ($40).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Oversized wall chart included in the packet not available from EDRS. For other items of the "Interact" series, see SO 028 761-778.