ERIC Number: ED467875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Joseph Bellamy House: Great Awakening in Puritan New England. Teaching with Historic Places.
Pape, Barbara Bradbury
The small rural town of Bethlehem, Connecticut, contains pristine examples of modest 18th-century houses that surround a charming village green. Opposite the village green, the Reverend Joseph Bellamy's immense white clapboard house rises from a hilltop, an imposing presence that makes the village appear diminutive. The house stands today as a reminder of Bellamy's role as a leading preacher, author, and educator in New England from 1740 to 1790 and of the great awakening in Puritan New England. This lesson plan, based on the National Register of Historic Places file, "Joseph Bellamy House," and other sources on the Great Awakening and Joseph Bellamy, can be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on religion in the colonies. The lesson helps students gain a deeper understanding of the great awakening and the role Puritan ministers played in 18th-century New England. It cites U.S. history standards and lists educational objectives and materials needed. The lesson is divided into eight sections: (1) "About This Lesson"; (2) "Getting Started: Inquiry Question"; (3) "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (4) "Locating the Site: Maps" (Colonial Connecticut; Original Lost for Sale in North Purchase); (5) "Determining the Facts: Readings" (Great Awakening; Joseph Bellamy; Insight into Joseph Bellamy); (6) "Visual Evidence: Images" (View of the Center of Bethlehem, 1836; Conjectured Floor Plan of the Bellamy House; Modern Floor Plan of the Bellamy-Ferriday House; Bellamy-Ferriday House; Reverend Joseph's Pulpit; Old Cemetery); (7) "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Letter Writing; Gravestone Design; Historical Research in the Community); and (8) "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Colonial History (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Intermediate Grades, Primary Sources, Religion Studies, Religious Cultural Groups, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History, Student Educational Objectives
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Ste. NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/85bellamy/85bellamy.htm/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut