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Social Sciences - Fourth Grade 4.1

Market Days
http://www.chrysler.org/programs/house_content.htm

At the Moses Myers and Willoughby-Baylor Houses students may try their hand at a variety of early 19th-century activities, including candle dipping, period entertainment and games. Living History characters from the 19th century populate the houses during this lively program. A pre-visit classroom outreach is included. (Grades 3 - 5)

  • Location: Moses Myers and Willoughby-Baylor House Programs 
  • SOLs Covered: English: 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, History and Social Science: 3.4, 4.1, 4.4, 4.7, 5.6, 5.9
  • Time Required: 2 hours
  • Dates: Call for availability in April and May. Please call (757) 333-6269 or contact rsanchez@chrysler.org for information and reservations.
  • Costs: $9.00 per student

Norfolk 1812
http://www.chrysler.org/programs/house_content.htm

Students explore the daily life of the Myers family in Federal-era Norfolk, then dip their own candle in this program. A pre-visit classroom outreach is included. (Grades 4 - 5)

  • Location: Moses Myers and Willoughby-Baylor House Programs
  • SOLs Covered: English: 4.1, 5.1, Science: 4.5, 4.8, 5.1, 5.6, History and Social Science: 4.1, 4.4, 4.7, 5.6, 5.9
  • Time Required: 1 ½ hours
  • Dates: Please call (757) 333-6269 or contact rsanchez@chrysler.org for information and reservations.
  • Costs: $4.00 per student

Captive Passage Investigating The Transatlantic Slave Trade
http://www.mariner.org/education/
maritime_history.html#Anchor-MARITIM-658
 

This hands-on program will help students discover how the institution of black slavery shaped the history, culture, and commerce of four continents over the course of five centuries, and how its impact is still felt today. Drawing heavily on primary source material, students will be able to identify the economic, cultural, and racial origins of the slave trade. First-hand accounts of the slave trade by enslaved Africans, slave traders, and abolitionists will give students the chance to explore the human side of this "peculiar institution." Reproduction artifacts and musical instruments will give students the opportunity to explore firsthand the transference of African culture across the Atlantic to the Americas. Museum Educators will facilitate discussion and discovery in this lively program. (Grades K-12)

  • Location: The Mariner's Museum, Newport News 
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Sciences: K.1, 3.3, 4.2, 4.4, 5.3, 5.7, 9.5, 9.9, 11.6
  • Time Required: 1 hour
  • Dates: 
  • Costs:

Sail into History
http://www.chrysler.org/programs/house_content.htm 

An exciting three-part program of living history, sailing, and touring in which students learn about Norfolk's maritime heritage. Students will tour the Myers House, meet one of Moses Myers' mariners, and tour the Elizabeth River on the American Rover. (Grades 3, 4, & 5)

  • Location: Moses Myers and Willoughby-Baylor House Programs 
  • SOLs Covered: English: 3.1, 4.1, 5.1 Science: 3.1, 4.5, 4.8, 5.1, 5.6 History and Social Science: 3.4, 3.7, 3.10, 4.1, 5.6
  • Time Required: 
  • Dates: Please call (757) 333-6269 or contact rsanchez@chrysler.org for information and reservations.
  • Costs: Cost: $12.50 per student (75 students minimum) No outreach included with this tour.

They Live in Guinea
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_guineaele.html
 

In 1996 Sharon Zuber and David Essex co-produced They Live in Guinea , a 51 minute video which looks at the changing life of the watermen who live in the Guinea Neck area near Gloucester, Virginia. The video is now available for educational use. Teachers are invited to use this guide to accompany the video. The guide is intended for use in Elementary grades 3 to 5.

  • Location: WHRO
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: 3.8, 3,12, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7, 5.8, Science: 3.6, 3.10, 4.5, 4.8, 5.6, English: 3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 3.8, 3.10, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.7, 4.9, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7, 5.8, Computer/Technology: 5.2, 5.3
  • Time Required: 51 minutes
  • Dates:
  • Cost: To obtain a copy of the They Live in Guinea video, contact Cheryl Hunter at WHRO-TV and ask to have the program broadcast during the "Curriculum on Demand" time slot. You may record the program for use in the classroom.

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