1. This program begins with a quick interaction with costumed interpreter to discuss the work of a history museum and a museum educator.
2. Students then learn about the Ramapough, the Native Americans who were the original stewards of the land, through the use of historic and modern maps.
3. We then present the history of the site through a Google Slides presentation which brings students from the first house built on the property to the Battle of Ridgefield during the American Revolution - the battle that launched the cannonball famously stuck in the building's wall still today!
4. Participants are then led on a tour of the historic kitchen in the tavern where they learn about clothing, food, and other aspects of life during the 18th century.
5. We conclude the program with time for questions and answers.
Students will :
1. Learn that understanding how people live differently from ourselves builds empathy
2. Explore maps that show how history in the colonies started long before the arrival of European settlers
3. Learn how the historic house at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center was developed through the 18th century
4. Engage with how families lived during the 18th century through an object-based tour of the historic tavern’s kitchen
5. Develop an appreciation for the interdependent economy and way of life in the 18th century
C3 Framework for Social Studies:
D2.Civ.6.3-5. Describe ways in which people benefit from and are challenged by working together, including through government, workplaces, voluntary organizations, and families.
D2.Eco.4.3-5. Explain why individuals and businesses specialize and trade.
D2.Eco.1.3-5. Compare the benefits and costs of individual choices.
D2.Eco.2.3-5. Identify positive and negative incentives that influence the decisions people make.
D2.Geo.6.K-2. Describe how human activities affect the cultural and environmental characteristics of places or regions.
D2.Geo.6.3-5. Describe how environmental and cultural characteristics of places change over time.
D2.His.2.3-5. Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.
D2.His.3.3-5. Generate questions about individuals and groups who have shaped significant historical changes and continuities.
D2.His.4.3-5. Explain why individuals and groups during the same historical period differed in their perspectives.
Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks: Grade 3-5
HIST 3.2 Compare life in a specific historical time period to life today.
HIST 4.1 Explain connections among historical contexts and people’s perspectives at the time.
HIST 4.2 Explain probable causes and effects of events and developments.
ECO 3.3 Explain why individuals and businesses specialize and trade.
ECO 4.1 Compare the benefits and costs of individual choices.
ECO 4.2 Identify positive and negative incentives that influence the decisions people make.
GEO 3.4 Explain how culture influences the way people modify and adapt to their environments.
GEO 3.7 Explain how cultural and environmental characteristics affect the distribution of people, goods, and ideas.