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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. At the end of the program they have an opportunity to write with a quill pen.
Available weekdays, year round, for grades 3 to 6.
At Pierce House: 2.5 hours, maximum group size: 25. Cost: $100 for up to 14 students, $175 for 15 – 25 students.
At Your Site: 1.5 hours, maximum group size: 30 students per program. Cost: $125 for 1 program, $215 for 2 same-day programs, $305 for 3 same-day programs.
Type of Program: Field Trips, Programs to Go
Related Topics: Colonial Life, Revolutionary Period
Sample Primary Source: Read excerpts below to find out what life was like at Pierce House during the Revolutionary War:
Sept. 10: I Catcht 12 Dozen of Pigons
Oct. 25: mr Lyon Made me A Pair of Shoes
Oct. 30: Pulld Petaters and had 2 Bushels
Jan. 18: Boston people move out their goods Very fast, for fear of the Sm
Nov. 26: I went to boston and bought me Som Cloth to make me a Coat it is blew
July 3: I went a Lobstring it was a ver Rany fore noon I got about 20 Lobsters
Sept. 2: I fell from Lem Claps house and hurt me some but not very much I
fell about 16 foot
Oct. 24: I Enterd into the marrage State
Jan. 25: the merchants in boston all vote against tee
March 6: Four men kild in boston by the Soldiers
History and Social Science (August 2003 version)
Concepts and Skills: 1, 2, 3, 7
Learning Standards: 3.5, 3.8, 3.9, 3.11, 3.12
Concepts and Skills: 1, 2
Learning Standards: 5.10, 5.14, 5.15, 5.16, 5.17
English Language Arts and Literacy: Grade 5 (adopted March 2011, page numbers from Common Core pdf. linked to below)
3 and 4 (p. 17)
3, 4 and 10 (pp. 20-21)
1 (p. 24)
2 (p. 28)