Historic Hudson Valley: The Great Estates

Date: March 3, 2004 - June 7, 2004

Spring 2004

The class involves visits to the great estates along the Hudson River. Participants will learn an array of different strategies for conducting an historical inquiry using documents (DBQ), a process mandated by New York State Social Studies Standards. A variety of methods and techniques will be presented based on the curriculum and which comply with both the Social Studies and Language Arts Standards. Included will be activities for grades 4 – high school involving maps, photographs, letters, inventory lists, and other primary source documents.

May 3: Wilderstein Preservation
64 Morton Road Rhinebeck, NY 12572

May 10: Montgomery Place
River Road Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

May 17: Vanderbilt Mansion
519 Albany Post Road (Route 9) Hyde Park, NY 12538

May 24: Mills Mansion
Old Post Road Staatsburg, NY 12580

June 7: Clermont State Historic Site
One Clermont Avenue Germantown, NY 12526