1800s Ohio Schools

1800s Ohio Schools

1st thru 5th Graders

1800s Ohio Schools - School Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

What would it have been like to go to school if you had lived in the 1800s and attended a one-room schoolhouse? 

1800s Ohio Schools

What would it have been like to go to school if you had lived in Ohio in the 1800s?  This program will give you a chance to write on slates with chalk, look through old McGuffey Readers, and learn a lesson the way it was taught in the 1800s.  We begin the program with a slideshow introduction and then give the students the opportunity to imagine they have stepped back in time to a school day in the 1800s.


We will bring this program to your school or organization.

Length of time:

30-45 minutes


We suggest a fee or donation of $50.00 for small groups (up to 50 people) or $100.00 for larger groups.

The Delaware County Historical Society is a non-profit organization funded by donations and memberships. In order to keep our facilities such as the Nash House, The Meeker Homestead, and the Cryder Research Center open and programs available, we would appreciate any financial contribution your school, PTO or organization can provide.

These fees are negotiable so that all children and interested adult groups can receive the benefit of our programs.

Ohio Social Studies Content Standards Addressed

1st Grade: 2nd Grade: 3rd Grade: 4th Grade: 5th Grade:
History: 2
Geography: 7
Government: 8
Econmics: 12
History: 1,2
Government: 12
History: 1,2,3
Geography: 5, 8
Government: 9, 11
History: 1,2,3
Government: 9, 11
Economics: 14