Historic Westchester – Rye

Date: June 30, 2004 - July 1, 2004

Spend one or two days in historic Rye. 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 which complies with both the Social Studies and Language Arts Standards. Included will be activities for grades 4-12 involving maps, photographs, letters, journals, and other primary source materials.

Wednesday, June 30, 9:00-4:00

Rye Historical Society
Jay Heritage Center
Osborn House
Westchester Children’s Museum
Tour the sites. Meet the curators. Review the curriculum material. Inspect the archives.

Thursday, July 1, 9:00-4:00

Playland Amusement Park
New England Carousel Museum Presentation
Workshop on the history of the carousel and examination of the primary source objects in the amusement park. This presentation is based on the one done in Bryant Park for New York City schools when the carousel was opened there.

Hours: 12
Cost: $150 Lunch included both days
Curriculum workbook included ($18)
Graduate credit available: $200, 1 credit

Cut off date June 9