ERIC Number: ED430866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Meeting at Newtowne: A Play Set in 17th Century New England.
Roelofs, Anna; Smaby, Beverly
This play, intended for use in classrooms (grades 3-12), introduces ideas about village life in New England during the 17th century. The play helps students learn about values, customs, language, and problems of settlers in colonial New England. The setting of the play is Newtowne, (now known as Cambridge) Massachusetts in 1635. The play's theme is governance. Community scenes are set before and after town meetings. Material in the play is drawn from the Massachusetts town records of Cambridge and Dedham as well as from other historical sources. A preface discusses writing and using the play. Teaching notes, study questions, a glossary, a 10-item teacher bibliography, and a 25-item student bibliography are included. ((BT))
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Colonial History (United States), Community Involvement, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Local Government, Social Studies
Primary Source, P.O. Box 381711, Cambridge, MA, 02238 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Primary Source, Cambridge, MA.