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The Case of the Empty House

Massachusetts: Metro Boston


Observation, deduction, and reasoning are the building blocks of critical thinking. Students, acting as detectives, learn these skills and use them first to examine four types of evidence -- documents, photographs, objects, and the site itself - and then combine evidence to draw conclusions. Working in teams, students gather clues and make deductions to determine how the Codman family lived, changed their home, and used their land over the span of 100 years.


Weekdays, September through November and
April through August
4 hours
Grades 4 - 9
Max: 50 students

  • Up to 14 students: $150
  • 15 - 29 students: $225
  • 20 - 45 students: $350
  • 46 - 50 students: $9.50 for each additional student


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Type of Program:
Field Trips

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The Case of the Empty House