Locust Grove Schoolhouse Curriculum

The files attached below contain all four lesson plans developed to educate children about life in a one room schoolhouse, and the fascinating history of our local treasure, the Locust Grove Schoolhouse.

You may also access individual lessons using the menu to the left.

The four lessons include:

  • Lesson 1: Photos and Documents
  • Lesson 2: Students, Families, and Work
  • Lesson 3: One-Room Schoolhouse Day at Your School
  • Lesson 4: To Preserve or Not Preserve

And are ideal for classroom use, as part of a homeschool curriculum, or as a supplemental exercise parents can do with their children.  And each lesson fulfills Pennsylvania Curriculum requirements (see each lesson for details.)


Please Note: Activities One and Two are perfect pre-visit activities, if you are planning a visit to the Locust Grove Schoolhouse. Activities III and IV are perfect post-visit activities once you have visited the Locust Grove Schoolhouse. The activities also work as stand-alone lessons, if you cannot visit the Locust Grove Schoolhouse in Pocopson Township. Activities One and Two require a bit more time and teacher or parent supervision than the other two activities. Activity Three is the most child-centered and open-ended. Nearly all activities utilize primary source research.