Mount Horeb Landmarks Foundation, Inc.

School Days Program


Fourth graders from Mount Horeb and area schools experience what school was like 100 years ago when they attend the "School Day" at the historic District #1 Schoolhouse.  In this program sponsored by Mount Horeb Landmarks Foundation, the students live history as they take part in a typical school day at the Turn of the Century.  The teachers lead the students in lessons in Wisconsin history, geography and math using slates and slate pencils.  As student are called on they are given permission to stand and remain standing until they are asked to sit.  Recess includes old time games and a chance to try out stilts.  For another historical touch, a local farmer brings water in a bucket each day for use in the water cooler.  The end of the session includes a spelling bee using words which would have been used in 1913 but would not be so common today.  

The organizers and teachers at the program are all retired Mount Horeb teachers who volunteer their valuable time and skills to present this field trip for students.