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Meet The Pioneer Farmer - Charles Ingalls

by  The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life (Canada)

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In this session, students and teachers become prospective settlers, and turn to expert pioneer Charles Ingalls for advice.

In the course of his fascinating life, Ingalls experienced all four stages of settlement: as frontiersman, pioneer, farmer, and town builder. And his pioneering adventures were spread across a diverse section of the United States (New York, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota).

Amongst many pioneer topics, Charles Ingalls is prepared to discuss settlement strategies, farming, technology, entertainment, gender roles, childhood, relations with the Natives, the Homestead Act, the frontier economy, education, religion, and daily life.

Charles will have artifacts on hand, including farm tools, a rifle, and a fiddle, with which he can lead the students in singing and dancing.
Note: A Canadian version of this programs is readily available.

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Cost

By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $125.00



Length

60 minutes for grades 2 and up, 45 minutes for kindergarten to grade 1


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 40 students


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We are willing to make every effort possible to re-schedule when necessary, but sessions canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed in full, unless there are severe circumstances, such as illness, weather, and school closure.

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The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life (Canada)

Sheffield, Ontario
Canada

The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life preserves, studies, and teaches broad elements of rural heritage, with a specific focus on the history of the village of Sheffield, Ontario, and a wider focus on the medieval European background of North American rural culture.

Contact:
Marty Pullin
shefmuseum@gto.net
226-606-3161

Program Details

Format

1. The presentation begins with the Charles Ingalls introducing himself and briefly outlining his experiences as a settler.
2. Students and teachers are invited to interview Charles Ingalls, asking any questions they wish.
3. If desired by the teacher, Charles Ingalls will teach the students a period dance, and will then play live music on the fiddle for them while they dance.
4. If desired by the teacher, Charles Ingalls will conduct a sing-along with the students.
5. The remaining time is for final questions.

Objectives

The participant will:
-interview a character from the past
-investigate settler life
-participate in a traditional dance
-sing songs popular with pioneers
-observe the technology used by pioneer farmers
-develop a deeper understanding of frontier settlement

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NSS-USH.K-4.1 LIVING AND WORKING TOGETHER IN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES, NOW AND LONG AGO
Understands family life now and in the past, and family life in various places long ago
Understands the history of the local community and how communities in North America varied long ago

NSS-USH.K-4.2 THE HISTORY OF STUDENTS' OWN STATE OR REGION
Understands the people, events, problems, and ideas that were significant in creating the history of their state

NSS-USH.K-4.3 THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AND VALUES AND THE PEOPLE FROM MANY CULTURES WHO CONTRIBUTED TO ITS CULTURAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL HERITAGE
Understands the causes and nature of movements of large groups of people into and within the United States, now and long ago
Understands the folklore and other cultural contributions from various regions of the United States and how they helped to form a national heritage

NSS-USH.5-12.4 ERA 4: EXPANSION AND REFORM (1801-1861)
Understands United States territorial expansion between 1801 and 1861, and how it affected relations with external powers and Native Americans
Understands how the industrial revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed the lives of Americans and led toward regional tensions

NSS-USH.5-12.6 ERA 6: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL UNITED STATES (1870-1900)
Understands how the rise of corporations, heavy industry, and mechanized farming transformed the American people
Understands massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity

NA-D.K-4.5 DEMONSTRATING AND UNDERSTANDING DANCE IN VARIOUS CULTURES AND HISTORICAL PERIODS
Achievement Standard, Proficient:
Students perform folk dances from various cultures with competence and confidence
Students learn and effectively share a dance from a resource in their own community; describe the cultural and/or historical context
Students accurately answer questions about dance in a particular culture and time period (for example: In colonial America, why and in what settings did people dance? What did the dances look like?)

NA-M.K-4.9 UNDERSTANDING MUSIC IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURE

Achievement Standard:
Students identify by genre or style aural examples of music from various historical periods and cultures
Students describe in simple terms how elements of music are used in music examples from various cultures of the world