Ohio Homesteading Field Trip
Grade: 2nd grade - 6th Grade
Available: 10:00AM - 12:30PM Tuesday - Friday (Two weeks in mid-October
Arrive at 9:45 and prepare to step back into 1800 for a morning of living
history. Students will experience 3 hands-on educational sessions:
Chore life in early Ohio was
difficult but necessary for survival. After learning about various
techniques, lamps and waxes students will each make their own hand dipped
Food preparation on the frontier was much
different that we experience today. Students will learn about, see,
prepare and taste a pioneer staple: Johnny cakes. These corn meal
pancakes served as a regular part of the pioneers diet.
Two wood projects await the class. After a lesson about pioneer tools and
safety the class will undertake two projects, one of which is a candlestick
holder for their candle. Also, tour a historic log cabin and consider
construction and living conditions of the day.
In rainy weather the majority of the
activities are under roof.