Colonial Days: Childhood and History at Liberty Hall

by  Liberty Hall Museum

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Students will step back in time to experience a day in the life of a child in the late 1700s including colonial chores, school, and games.  Guided by museum educators in period dress, students will virtually explore a life vastly different to their own through period rooms, artifacts, and guided discussion.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $150.00
By Request: $150.00


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Social Studies/History

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 museum's 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. Explore with us in the colonial home
3. Learn with us in colonial school
4. Work with us through colonial chores
5. Play with us with colonial games
6. Wrap-up


At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the life of a colonial child to their own life
- Gain an understanding of how a colonial child lived, worked, played, and studied
- Inspect artifacts from the colonial time period and discuss how they have changed through time

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.K.RL.2 -- With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.SL.1a -- Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.SL.4 -- Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.

State Standards

New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Social Studies

Pre-K Standards:
Social/Emotional Development
0.1.3. Actively engage in activities and interactions with teachers and peers
0.5.1. Play independently and cooperatively in pairs and small groups
0.5.2. Engage in pretend play
0.5.4. Take turns.

K-2nd Grade Standards:
6.1.2.Geo.HE.2: Describe how human activities affect the culture and environmental characteristics of places or regions (e.g., transportation, housing, dietary needs).
6.1.2.HistoryCA.1: Make an evidence-based argument how and why communities change over time (e.g., locally, nationally, globally).
6.1.2.CivicsPD.1: Engage in discussions effectively by asking questions, considering facts, listening to the ideas of others, and sharing opinions.