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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.
Please note we have had to increase our prices, effective September 2022. This is our first increase for these programs since 2005.
At the Museum
2.5 hours, maximum group size: 25.
Cost: $200 for up to 20 students, and an additional $10/student for groups of 21-25.
At Your Site
1.5 hours, maximum group size: 30 students per program
Cost: 1 program: $200. 2 programs (same day): $300. 3 programs (same day): $375. In addition, a mileage fee will be added at the time of booking.
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
View full frameworks from the Massachusetts Department of Education
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)
View full Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy