By participating in this educational program, students will embrace the untold stories of Old North Church congregants by creating their own interpretations of a historical period that highlight the social structures of the church. Students will use primary source documents from the Old North Church record collection to formulate thoughts, questions, and ideas about the social implications of church seating. These documents, along with guiding questions, will facilitate a conversation between students’ personal experiences and the colonial experience.
Age Level: Created for grades 9-12
Capacity: 20 students MAXIMUM; a minimum of 4 chaperones preferred for break-out small groups. This program is not meant for large groups as it centers around insightful conversations and requires a more intimate environment.
Price: $10 per person / first 4 chaperones are free / 1 chaperone per 8 students
For reservations, please contact Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis, Director of Education by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of your school and school address, number of students and chaperones, and your preferred dates and times. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Please note we are especially busy with school groups April – June.
Meets the following Massachusetts History and Social Science Standards:
- Concepts and Skills Grades 8-12
- (H) history, (G) geography, (E) economics, and (C) civics and government.
- Distinguish between long-term and short-term cause and effect relationships. (H, G, C, E)
- Show connections, casual and otherwise, between particular historical events and ideas and larger social, economic, and political trends and developments. (H, G, C, E)
- Interpret the past within its own historical context rather than in terms of present-day norms and values. (H, E, C)
Meets the following AP U.S. History Curriculum Frameworks:
- Skill Type III: Crafting Historical Arguments from Historical Evidence
- Skill 6: Historical Argumentation
- Skill 7: Appropriate Use of Relevant Historical Evidence
- Skill Type IV: Historical Interpretation and Synthesis
- Skill 8: Interpretation
- Skill 9: Synthesis
- Thematic Learning Objective: Politics and Power (POL)
- POL-1: Analyze the factors behind competition, cooperation, and conflict among different societies and social groups in North America during the colonial period