CILC Home

The premier one-stop website for live, interactive learning experiences. Live, interactive learning experiences.

0
Program image

Students will consider the choices early colonists made when deciding what supplies to bring to the New World, taking into account factors such as necessities for survival and resources available in America. Participants will examine reproduction objects representing essential items from the Colonial Era to determine what each object is, how it would have been used, and why it would have been important to bring. A spirited debate about the most important items to bring will cap the session.

Program Rating

   based on 36 evaluation(s).


Book it!

About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $125.00



Length

50-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

40


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Reading, Gifted & Talented


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...)
Zoom


Booking Information

Programs are offered Tuesday through Friday.

Book it!

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

The full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to inclement weather.

The Maryland Center for History and Culture (formerly the Maryland Historical Society) offers dynamic, interactive programs on topics in United States history for K-12, collegiate, and adult audiences. By exploring and discussing original historical evidence, including documents, images, artifacts, and audio and video clips, participants draw conclusions about important compelling questions about our nation's past.

Contact:
Ashlee Anderson
aanderson@mdhistory.org
410-685-3750x317

Program Details

Format

1. Program begins with a discussion of the things people take with them when they move to a new home.
2. Students will then discuss the definition of "primary source," as well as the benefits and limitations of using primary sources to learn about the past.
3. We determine how much space the first Maryland colonists had aboard ship to store their supplies.
4. We examine reproduction artifacts to determine their use and usefulness in colonial America.
5. We debate which of the objects examined would have been most important to bring to the New World.

Objectives

The students will:
-- gain an appreciation for the use of primary sources.
-- understand the factors affecting the survival of the earliest American colonists.
-- understand the economic concept of opportunity cost, the idea that in choosing one thing, you are giving up something else.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

This program can be adapted for various grade levels. Outlined below are the 5th grade benchmarks and standards met by this program.

UNITED STATES HISTORY CONTENT STANDARDS
Era 2: Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
--Standard 3: How the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies...

C3 FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL STUDIES
D2.His.16.3-5 Use evidence to develop a claim about the past.
D4.4.3-5 Critique arguments.
D4.6.3-5 Draw on disciplinary concepts to explain the challenges people have faced and opportunities they have created, in addressing local, regional, and global problems at various times and places.

State Standards

This program can be adapted for various grade levels. Outlined below are the 5th grade benchmarks and standards met by this program.

Maryland Content Standards:
4.A.1.a Identify the opportunity cost of economic decisions
5.B.1.a Describe the difficulties encountered by individual who migrated to North America