Life in a One-Room School

Working on the slates

If your bus money is limited, this is the program for you.  A Museum staff person will visit your classroom (Lambton County and north Chatham/Kent only) and introduce your students to school life in the early days of rural Ontario.

"Life in a One-Room School" looks at student life in early one-room schools.  Hands-on activities are an important part of this program and include writing with a quill pen, doing a lesson on a slate and (for grades 3 and up) an attempt at an early drawing lesson.

Available Dates: 
year-round
Maximum Number: 1 class per session (but 2 classes booked for the same day will save on mileage charges)
Time Required: full morning or afternoon
Cost: $4.50 per student plus mileage at $0.47/km
School Grade Levels: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

School Programs

School Grade Levels
All Hands on Deck! 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
An Old Fashioned Christmas JK/SK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Apples JK/SK, 1, 2, 3, 4
Back to School, Back in Time 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Busy at Home 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Childhood Memories JK/SK, 1, 2, 3, 4
Exploring Early Careers 2, 3, 4
Life in a One-Room School 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Resourceful Pioneers 2, 3, 4
Settler "Sampler" 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
The Settlers: A New Life in Canada (Kit) 2, 3, 4