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K-12 Programs & Educator Resources — 65 programs

A Day at the Farm

Massachusetts: Newbury & North Shore: Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm
Preschool - Grade 2

This farm program teaches preschool and elementary school students about farm animals, farm work past and present, and the ecology of a farm and its inhabitants. Students take part in a tour of the farm focusing on farm animals, the farmhouse and barn, and the work for which each farm family member was responsible.

A Revolution in Dorchester

Massachusetts: Metro Boston: Pierce House, Your site
Grades 3 - 5
Middle School

This program provides students with a window into the Revolutionary War era through the journal of Colonel Samuel Pierce. Students learn to analyze primary source documents to learn more about the past, examine reproduction artifacts and clothing, and work together to construct a Revolutionary War time line.

A Tale of Two Houses: Mid-Coast Maine in the 1800s

Maine: Castle Tucker, Nickels-Sortwell House
Grades 3 - 5

Historic New England’s two properties in Wiscasset, the Nickels-Sortwell House and Castle Tucker, were both built in 1807, during the town's most prosperous time. Both saw their first owner hit hard by Thomas Jefferson’s embargo of that year, both changed hands multiple times over the next decades, and both embraced the changing economy by becoming places for tourists to stay. In this history, economics and architecture focused program, students learn the impact historical events have on regular people , the ways they live, and the buildings they build.

All About Herbs

Massachusetts: Metro Boston: Pierce House, Your site
Preschool - Grade 2
Grades 3 - 5
Middle School

Learn how the Pierce House and its surroundings have changed over time from a 20-acre rural farm to a busy urban neighborhood. Explore the way herbs were used by colonial families like the Pierces to make their food taste better, for medicinal purposes and for household uses. Decorate a pot, plant an herb seed and make an herbal sachet to take home.

Archives and Crafts

Massachusetts: Metro Boston: Your site
Grades 3 - 5
Middle School

Historic New England's archive is filled with clues about grown-ups and kids who have lived in our area over the last several hundred years. This program gives you a chance to examine copies of old letters, journals, scrapbooks, and advertisements to learn more about their lives.

At The Bay

Rhode Island: Casey Farm
Preschool - Grade 2
Grades 3 - 5

Students learn about fresh and saltwater wetlands and then discover the wide variety of organisms that live in the salt marsh, salt pond, and cobble beach.

Classic Times: Pompeii through Today

Massachusetts: Metro Boston: Otis House
Grades 3 - 5
Middle School

Classic Times introduces students to the classical motifs used in the architecture of ancient Rome, post-revolutionary Boston, and our own era.

Collaboration in the Classroom

Rhode Island: Casey Farm, Your site
Middle School
High School

Students participate in team-building and problem-solving activities at a working farm. These activities are used to establish a classroom environment in which collaborative teamwork is the norm, and can be undertaken productively on academic projects.

Colonial Sampler

Massachusetts: Metro Boston: Pierce House, Your site
Preschool - Grade 2
Grades 3 - 5

Learn what life in colonial times was like for boys and girls in New England. A series of hands-on activities teach about the work, play, and education of the Pierce children in 18th century Dorchester.

Colonial Times

Rhode Island: Arnold House, Your site
Preschool - Grade 2
Grades 3 - 5
Middle School

A series of interactive, hands-on activities set in the seventeenth-century Arnold House. Students immerse themselves in early local history in an authentic setting, experiencing history first hand while exploring the Arnold House.

K-12 Programs & Educator Resources — 65 programs