First Settlers, Early Colonists
Massachusetts: Newbury & North Shore
This program immerses students in early local history in an authentic seventeenth century setting. Museum teachers guide participants in role-playing real characters who lived and worked in the 1660s, allowing them to experience tasks that children their age had to master as members of their “Little Commonwealth,” such as butter churning and wool spinning. Students will also record their experiences in a journal writing activity.
A museum teacher will visit your classroom before the field trip, bringing artifacts, costumes and character descriptions to prepare your students for their experience at the museum.
Weekdays: April through December
Maximum Group Size: 40 students
Cost: $9.00 per student
(includes one hour in-class presentation and 2.5 hour field trip to the Coffin House).
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