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McGuffey Reader and slateOld-Fashioned School Days
Transform your 21st-century classroom into a one-room schoolhouse. Your students will take on the role of 19th-century students, with a costumed schoolteacher leading the class. Our staff will provide old-fashioned classroom instruction and supplies, including slates, slate pencils and McGuffey Readers.
  • Available: December through March; consecutive programs may be booked
  • Capacity: Minimum of 25 students, maximum of 45 students (or minimum program fee of $175)
  • Cost: $7.50 per student
  • Eligibility: Grades 1-5
  • Illinois Learning Standards: Goal 16
  • Common Core: Speaking & Listening 1, 2, 3; Language 1, 2, 5; Reading 5,7 
  • Length: 1.5 hours

Pioneer Fun
Let us introduce your students to the life of 19th-century pioneer children at your location. Imagine being dressed in pioneer clothing, doing old-fashioned chores and walking in the tall grass alongside the family's Conestoga wagon. Students will participate in a craft project, so plan to have crayons or markers available.
  • Available: December through March; consecutive programs may be booked
  • Capacity: Minimum of 25 students, maximum of 45 students (or minimum program fee of $175)
  • Cost: $7.50 per student
  • Eligibility: Pre-kindergarten classes (4-5 years old) through Grade 2
  • Illinois Learning Standards: Goals 16 and 17
  • Common Core: Speaking & Listening 1, 2; Language 3, 5, 6 
  • Length: 1.5 hours

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