1876 School Day at the Historic Lammersville Pioneer School 3rd Grade Program
The historic one room Lammersville School House built in 1876 was saved by members of the West Side Pioneer Association. In 2001 the historic building was moved to Clyde Bland Park at 1753 Blandford Lane, Tracy and restored with the support of state and city grants. Since that time, the West Side Pioneer Association has operated a living history program for third grade classes to experience what a school day was like for children in 1876.
The goal is to offer 3rd grade students the opportunity to spend an entire day in a school environment similar to those of rural children who attended a one-room school in 1876 in San Joaquin County. Originally drawn from the Tracy Unified School District third grade curriculum and developed by the WSPA/Tracy Historical Museum, TUSD and City of Tracy, the program is intended to be authentic to the period including curriculum with memorization and recitation exercises, calligraphy writing, food, games, and clothing. Teachers and students dress for the time period with the day including:
- Raise and salute the flag.
- Sing “America” and review class procedures.
- Memorize a poem.
- Penmanship and Grammar Lesson.
- Arithmetic and Spelling Bee.
- Picnic Lunch and Games.
- Read in McGuffey Readers.
- Draw with charcoal, make corn husk dolls, etc.
- Music Sing “Oh,! Susana, or I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”
The program requires several teachers for over 60 classes a year. Do you have a passion for history and teaching? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.