3rd Graders Visit the Commonwealth Museum and Concord Museum
In April, the third graders explored Massachusetts history with a visit to the Commonwealth Museum in Boston and the Concord Museum in Concord. At the Commonwealth Museum, students explored Massachusetts history and learned about the state’s role in developing rights for all Americans. From the Salem Witch Trials to the American Revolution and through to immigration. They also learned all the state symbols and tested their knowledge playing a game show style game. Did you know Massachusetts has a state cookie? Ask your third grader what it is!
At the Concord Museum, students learned what it was like to work in colonial times. They explored what life was like for people in the colonies by exploring their work, possessions, clothing, and homes. Students apprenticed to a master tinsmith and created pierced tin plates, examined and handled objects of everyday colonial life, and one boy and one girl modeled reproduction period clothing. They all had fun learning a colonial dance as well. Led by a museum educator students also explored and discussed the Museum’s colonial and revolutionary collection, period rooms, and the famed 1775 Paul Revere lantern.