Friday, September 08, 2006

Hands On History - Children's Work

A child's life on the Midwestern frontier was vastly different from that of the students that take part in our programs today. In presenting this difference we try to make each visiting student feel as if they were a part of a frontier family. They are introduced to the loneliness, isolation and quiet of a world immersed in a sea of trees, separated from friends and family, not only by miles but by months.

Using the actual tools of frontier living the students are given a small taste of the work of children at a frontier homestead. The real issue is why settlers were willing to undertake these risks and hardships. The students are introduced to the entity of the frontier family, its unity in the face of difficulty and its role in survival.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Hands On History - Update on Fall 2006, and new 2007 Dates

Our fall session of Hands On History at Quaker Knoll is filling up. These days are still available, some with limited space:

October 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 2006

Spring 2007 dates are:

May 14-18, 21-24, 2007
October 1-5, 8-11, 2007

Contact me for more details, or to make your reservation.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Hands On History - One Room School

At our One Room School station you get to experience life in the Ohio schools of the 1800's through the early 1900's. You will sit segregated by gender, learn about harsh discipline, short time to learn and thet it is a privilege, not a right, to go to school. Everyone in the room participates, there is no one excepted. You will also also learn about what was and wasn't taught.