Technology Through Time: The History of Childhood at Liberty Hall

by  Liberty Hall Museum

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Museum educators dressed in period clothes will guide students on a virtual time travel adventure through three different generations at Liberty Hall: 1780s; 1860s; and 1940s. Through artifacts and reproductions students will explore how life has changed for children at Liberty Hall by comparing lighting, transportation, communication, technology, clothing, music, and toys.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $150.00
By Request: $150.00


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, STEM, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Microsoft TeamsGoogle Meets

Booking Information

Program Availability: Monday – Friday; 10:00am-2:00pm: Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact the museum at hgaston@kean.edu or 908-527-0400 to discuss the cancellation policy.

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Liberty Hall Museum

Union, New Jersey
United States

Liberty Hall Museum, a historic house and gardens museum in Union, New Jersey and the state's premier in-person and virtual field trip destination, offers a diverse array of virtual school programs and lifelong learner experiences designed to enlighten and inform all curious minds.

Whether you are playing with toys from over 200 years ago with your school class, studying the plants in our historic greenhouses with your scout troop, or engaging with a presentation about Liberty Hall’s powerful women at your local library, Liberty Hall Museum provides the unique opportunity to see, touch, and relive history.

Our school programs meet a variety of Common Core and New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards and all our programs are conducted by museum educators who share a genuine love of this museum. Liberty Hall’s historians and staff are dedicated to ensuring that every visitor who visits the museum leaves with a greater appreciation for our nation and our state’s history.

Hannah Gaston

Program Details


1. Introduction
2. Welcome to the 1780s! Discover life for the children of Liberty Hall during Colonial America.
2. Welcome to the 1860s! Learn how life has changed for the new family of children at Liberty Hall on the eve of the Civil War.
3. Welcome to the 1940s! Explore life in modern day New Jersey.


By the end of this program, students will be able to:
1. Gain an understanding of how changes in technology, transportation, and communication affected the lives of children between 1780 and 1940
2. Compare and contrast the lives and roles of children between 1780 and 1940
3. Inspect artifacts from various time periods and discuss how they have changed through time and how they reflect the lives of children in the 21st century

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RL.1 -- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.1c -- Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.2 -- Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.1a -- Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.3 -- Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.4 -- Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

State Standards

New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Social Studies

2nd Grade and Under:
6.1.2.HistoryCC.3: Make inferences about how past events, individuals, and innovations affect our current lives.
6.1.2.HistoryCC.1: Use multiple sources to create a chronological sequence of events that describes how and why your community has changed over time.
6.1.2.HistoryCC.2: Use a timeline of important events to make inferences about the "big picture" of history.
6.1.2.CivicsPI.4: Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in a community.
6.1.2.CivicsPD.1: Engage in discussions effectively by asking questions, considering facts, listening to the ideas of others, and sharing opinions

3rd to 5th Grade:
6.1.5.Civics.CM.1: Use a variety of sources to describe the characteristics exhibited by real and fictional people that contribute(d) to the well-being of their community and country.
6.1.5.CivicsCM.5: Investigate the lives of New Jersey individuals with diverse experiences who have contributed to the improvement of society.
: 6.1.5. HistoryCC.3. Use multiple sources to describe how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Governor William Livingston have impacted state and national governments over time.
6.1.5.HistoryCC.9: Evaluate the impact of ideas, inventions, and other contributions of prominent figures who lived in New Jersey.