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Windows Through Time: Journals of American Revolutionary War Spies!

from The Ward Melville Heritage Organization

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Engage your students this literacy based program about America's first successful spy ring! Consisting of an educational kit, video conference and post-program activities this program can enrich your entire educational unit on the Revolutionary War and the Colonial era. The experience starts with your kit and leads up to the video conference in which the students participate in an interactive reader's theater set in a tavern and full of lively debate and a suspenseful espionage spy plot featuring Benedict Arnold! This interdisciplinary program touching on science, math and history also gets students to think deeper about the Revolutionary War by developing their own characters, learning about the hard choices the colonists had to make and most of all, learning how ordinary people- the Culper Spy Ring- made a difference in the outcome of the Revolutionary War.

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About This Program

Cost

Multipoint: $150.00



Length

45 minutes with question and answer session


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ParentPublic Library: Library Patrons children

Minimum participants:

none

Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more then 30 students


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)



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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please Note: Two weeks notice is required for all cancellations and rescheudules without penalty.

About This Provider

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The Ward Melville Heritage Organization

Stony Brook, NY
United States

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization is proud to offer state-of-the-art technology by featuring videoconferencing programs in Coastal Ecology, History and Literacy.

All programs are in aligned to National and New York State Learning Standards and can be tailored to appropriate age levels.

The educational programs are taught by qualified instructors and are reimbursable through Nassau and Suffolk BOCES Arts-In-Education Program.

Contact:
Deborah Boudreau
educationmanager@wmho.org
6317512244

Program Details

Format

1. Students are prepared for their "Time Travel"
2. Students participate in a lively tavern debate,culminating in Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
3. Students "overhear" a espionage spy plot involving Benedict Arnold
4. Students help to create a spy ring using invisible ink, couriers, maps, counter intelligence and codes to figure out how to save George Washington from Benedict Arnold's and his plot to end the war in favor of the British and Loyalists
5. Q and A and post program reflections between students and actors

Objectives

Educational Outcomes for Teachers

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards met by this program include standards for both k-4 and 5-12 (scroll down):

NSS.K-4.1
LIVING AND WORKING TOGETHER IN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES, NOW AND LONG AGO
·Understands the history of the local community and how communities in North America varied long ago
NSS.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 how democratic values came to be, and how they have been exemplified by people, events, and symbols
·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.5-12.3
Revolution and the New Nation
·Understands the causes of the American Revolution, the ideas and interests involved in forging the revolutionary movement, and the reasons for the American victory
·Understands the impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society
·Understands the institutions and practices of government created during the Revolution and how they were revised between 1787 and 1815 to create the foundation of the American political system based on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights

State Standards

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