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Curriculum:  Explorations Outside the Classroom

Through these full-day programs teachers will be better able to meet new curriculum standards set by the State of New Jersey, including Social Studies Standards 6.1 to 6.9.


Colonial America


Fee: $11 per student


Students will examine the social, economic and political issued of 18th century America and New Jersey. This program includes viewing specific artifacts and interactive tours of the Red Mill, Blacksmith Shop, General Store, Log Cabin, Spring House and Herb Garden. Choose from the following hands-on activities: carding, spinning and weaving, candlemaking, Colonial-style fishing, and 18th century militia drill.


Divided Union


Fee: $11 per student

Students will examine the social, economic and political climate of pre-Civil War America and New Jersey between 1810 and 1860.


This program includes viewing specific artifacts and interactive tours of the Red Mill, Mulligan Quarry Buildings, Blacksmith Shop, General Store and 1860 One-room Schoolhouse.


Choose from the following hands-on activities: town election, 19th century school day, abolitionist debate of Fugitive Slave Law, Know-Nothing Party debate on immigration, 19th century labor, Civil War recruitment and drill.

Archaeology


Fee: $11 per student

Students will dig in and experience what it is like to be an archaeologist by excavating, recording and identifying their finds. By studying these artifacts, participants will learn how archaeologists use observation skills and specialized knowledge to discover how people lived and worked during the 18th and 19th centuries.


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