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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 in this interactive program about America's first successful spy ring! Presented from the authentic Brewster House, home of Revolutionary War tavern owner, Joseph Brewster (cousin of spy ring member Caleb Brewster) this program gets students to learn about the hard choices the colonists had to make and how ordinary people- the Culper Spy Ring- made a difference in the outcome of the Revolutionary War. 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!

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About This Program

Cost

Multipoint: $150.00
Point to Point: $150.00



Length

45 minutes with question and answer session


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 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...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Zoom
Skype
Microsoft Teams



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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 programming across the arts and sciences from our authentic historic and environmental properties.  Broadcasting live from Long Island’s historic and
environmental landmarks, WMHO supports NY State and Common Core Standard
learning by creating rich virtual environment where students study and observe
artifacts, primary sources, and participate in an exchange of ideas. WMHO’s
digital platform include (and are not limited to) Zoom, Google Classroom and MS
Teams. 

Contact:
Deborah Boudreau
eddirector@wmho.org
6317512244

Program Details

Format

1. Students are introduced to the authentic Brewster House and engaged in Q & A to look for clues of evidence of the American Revolution

2. Reader's Theater

3. Activity to decode messages

Objectives

Students will explore the challenges the colonists faced during the British occupation of New York

Students will explore the role of espionage during the American Revolution and what it tells us about the challenges the Patriots faced against the British

Students will explore the reasons colonists chose to be either Patriots or Loyalists

Students will learn the role taverns played during the American Revolution as a central place for communication of information and compare it to how we communicate today

Students will build confidence as readers and presenters of information to their peers

Standards Alignment

State 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