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School/Group Programs

Students role play going to school in a one room school house.

4th Grade 1900 School and Life Experience

Ever wonder what it was like to live in the early 1900’s?

Students and youth groups will role play the life of a child growing up in Wisconsin during the early 1900’s.  Students begin the experience by first dressing in period costumes then travel to different rooms of the McGowen house.  Costumed interpreters will guide students in setting the table, baking cookies in a wood stove, and churning butter.  After the chores are done students will “go to school” in the one room school house.

Although students of all ages will enjoy this learning experience, lessons and activities have been designed for 4th grade students.  This experience meets the following 4th grade Wisconsin DPI Standards in Social Studies:
B.4.1 Identify and examine various sources of information that are used for constructing an understanding of the past, such as artifacts, documents, letters, diaries, map, textbooks, photos, painting, architecture, oral prestations, graphs, and charts.
B.4.4 Compare and contrast changes in contemporary life with life in the past by looking at social, economic, political and cultural roles played by indviduals and groups
B.4.7 Identify and describe important events and famous people in Wisconsin history

Thanks to a grant from Operation Round-up, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and Pamida, students from Adams-Friendship School District may attend at no cost during the month of May.

Students: $3 donation per student is recommended

Adults and Chaperones: free

To arrange your learning experience call Sharon Hartz 608-564-2430


Curriculum information for teachers

Pre-visit information for teachers

5th Grade Civil War Experience

May 2014 ACHS presented the 5 successful sessions of Civil War experience for five A-F School District 5th Grade Classes in keeping with the state history standards. Students experienced military life, home life, fashions, medicine and music of the Civil War era in Adams County Wisconsin.

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