Second Homeschooling Education Program at the Society

 

The Salem County Historical Society is offering three education programs to homeschoolers and interested parents on November 29th, 2017, between 10:30 am and 11:45 am. The programs being offered are:

“Salem County in the Revolution”
Length: 25 minutes
Meet State Goals: Social Studies 6.4A, 6.4B; Language Arts 3.1H, 3.4AB

This program presents the experience of natives and residents of Salem County during the British occupation of the area in the spring of 1778. This program includes costumed presentations from a loyalist woman living in Salem, a member of the local militia, and a soldier in the Jersey Blues in the Continental Army. The program also includes activities such as making paper tri-corner hats, writing with a quill pen, and learning to march like a Colonial soldier. This program is available both at the Historical Society, or can be presented at your facility.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the
Daughters of the American Revolution.

“The Keeping Room”
Length: 25 minutes
Meet State Goals: Social Studies 6.4A, 6.4B; Language Arts 3.1H, 3.4AB

Students learn about domestic life during the Colonial period inside the museum’s oldest rooms dating from 1721. A docent will explain the importance of the hearth in the 1700s and will show examples of traditional cooking utensils.

“The Log Cabin”
Length: 25 minutes
Meet State Goals: Social Studies 6.4A, 6.4B; Language Arts 3.1H, 3.4AB

Students experience a one-room school of the mid-1800s inside an authentic period log cabin, reconstructed at our site in 2003. Reproduction slates, chalk, battledores, hornbooks, and McGuffey Readers will be used by the children. The students will be amazed at the types of lessons children were taught, the expectations of students from teachers, and the forms of discipline that were used 150 years ago.

These programs are free to students between the ages of 8 and 12. Space is limited, so please contact the Society at 856-935-5004 to reserve a spot!

 

 

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