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Before the visit, students receive an electronic resource binder filled with family letters, photographs, and other primary-source documents to refer to throughout the unit. A museum educator visits the classroom to introduce the property and the family that lived there and to lead a The Price is Right-style game based on Tucker family receipts.
During the two-and-a-half-hour field trip, students engage in a series of pre-writing exercises in the house and on the grounds, play croquet, and do a dramatic reading of a nineteenth-century farce, The Two Puddifoots, once performed by the Tucker children. Back in the classroom, they produce the finished product, a short piece of historical fiction set at Castle Tucker.
Available weekdays, April – October, grades 6 – 9
Maximum Group Size: 30 students
Type of Program:
Field Trips, Summer Programs