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ERIC Number: ED481926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy. Educator's Resource Guide.
Peters, Amy L.
The exhibition, "Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy," consists of approximately 200 objects drawn from the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities collection of fine and decorative arts. Each item in the exhibition has been selected for its ability to tell a story and to place the history of that item within the larger history of the region and the nation. This educator's resource guide is designed to help teachers make the most of a visit to the exhibition. The guide allows teachers to focus on specific themes within the exhibition that relate to their classroom teaching. Five thematic sections give students a view of different time periods in U.S. history, while simultaneously introducing them to the techniques historians use to collect and preserve that history. The themes are: "Everyone's History Matters: Family Treasures"; "Tales of the Revolution: Great Stories from the Past"; "Neoclassicism: Old Symbols for a New Republic"; "Fighting for Freedom: Slavery and New England"; and "People and Portraits". Each section includes background information for teachers on two objects, as well as other related objects to look for in the exhibition. It provides discussion questions, ideas for hands-on activities, and bibliographies. The first page of each section provides an overview, a list of lesson objectives, and a summary of subject areas, skills, and topics covered in the section. (BT)
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114. Tel: 617-227-3956; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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