In-Classroom Programs

Did you know that Brookside Museum offers in-classroom programming?  Choose from one of our existing programs or work with us to create a custom program to fit your students’ needs.

Civil War Letters

Introduce your students to the world of Alonzo Bump, a Saratoga County soldier serving with the Union Army in the Civil War.  Using scans and transcriptions of his original letters, students learn about his motivations for enlisting, his concerns about family at home and the harsh realities of the battlefield.  A variety of original and replica items allow students to explore everyday life on campaign and draw conclusions about what soldiers experienced.   Working in teams, students utilize the texts and objects to create a brief narrative to share with their classmates.  This program supports Common Core State Standards Initiatives and additional resources are available for extended classroom learning experiences.

Recommended Grade Levels: 7th – 12th Grade

In-Classroom Program Fee: $100 per class, plus mileage

 

Sheep to Shawl in Your Classroom

We’re taking Sheep to Shawl on the road!  This popular program encourages students to discover the important role that sheep and agriculture play in local history as well as our modern lives.  “Sheep to Shawl” offers students a unique, interactive experience that they remember for years.  A variety of new vocabulary terms are introduced and students actively participate in many steps in processing wool fiber. This programsupports the Common Core State Standards Initiatives and additional resources are available for extended classroom learning experiences.

Recommended Grade Levels: Pre-School – Grade 5

In-Classroom Program: $100 per class, plus mileage

 

Looking History in the Eye

Learn about local history through the lens of early photography. Discover what it was like to visit the photographer, the scientific processes which allowed the image to be captured, and view photographs of both familiar and forgotten local individuals and landmarks. Students will learn how to use photographs as primary sources and observe subtle clues about the past. This program supports the Common Core State Standards Initiatives and resources are available for extended classroom learning experiences.

Recommended Grade Levels: 7th – 12th Grade

In-Classroom Program Fee:  $100 per class, plus mileage

 

Native New York in Your Classroom

By popular demand, we are now offering an in-classroom version of our Native New York program.  Incorporating hands-on activities, original and replica objects, student-led exploration and discussion, this presentation helps students better understand what life was like in New York State over 500 years ago. This program supports the Common Core State Standards Initiatives and resources are available for extended classroom learning experiences.

Recommended Grade Levels: 4th Grade

In-Classroom Program Fee:  $100 per class, plus mileage

 

Brookside Programs are eligible for BOCES Arts in Education funding.

Mileage is $0.54 per mile, round trip, from 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, New York 12020.

We are also happy to offer custom programming to fit the needs of your students.  We use quality replicas, durable original artifacts and scans of primary source documents to make each program a hands-on experience for each student.  Please contact us to learn more: education@brooksidemuseum.org.

Brookside Museum’s Educational Programs are made possible by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature as well as Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

 

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