Learning Your Lessons in Early America

Grades 3-5

Group Limit: one classroom
Length: Live, interactive 1-hour program
Cost: $100 per program, discounts available for Priority and Title I School Districts

To Schedule: email education_assistant@chs.org
or call (860) 236-5621 ext. 232

In this program, students will explore the different ways children learned in colonial New England through primary source images, objects, and journals from the CHS collection. Students will explore how learning took place at home, at school, and at work. Students will compare and contrast education today and long ago regarding learning environments, tools and supplies used in the “classrooms,” and how education differed for boys and girls. 

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify the different types of education available to children in early America and how they differed from the types of learning that exist today.  (CT HIST 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.3, 5.2, 5.5, 5.10, CCSS R.1-2, SL.1-3)
  1. Explain the purpose of different types of learning tools used by children in early America. (CT HIST 3.7, 4.3, 5.6, 5.10, ECO 3.3, 5.3, CCSS R.1-2, SL.1-3)
  1. Compare their learning environments to those of children in colonial America. (CT HIST 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.3, 5.2, 5.5, 5.10, CCSS R.1-2, SL.1-3)

This project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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