NEOSHO, MO.--- Dozens of Neosho second graders get a chance to learn about life in the 1800's. More than 30 Central Elementary students visited the Newton County Historical Park and Museum this afternoon. The program was held by Missouri State University teacher education students in an effort to teach children about history. The elementary students spent the afternoon playing games and activities from the decade, even walking to school like students from that era. Organizers say today's event will teach the elementary kids a valuable lesson.
"Their modern conveniences are certainly a blessing compared to how the students had it back in the 1800's. So, I want them to learn a little about history and how things have changed over time," said Susan Lineberry, MSU Instructor.
Today's event also gave MSU students the opportunity to learn different methods of teaching children.
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