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Homeschoolers are invited to join us one or both of our popular civics programs designed for youth ages 10 and up!
You may also be interested in the winter sessions of advanced craft workshops for ages 13 and up! Click here to learn more.
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meets at Museum Education
Limit to 25 students
Students will participate in a modified version of our Town Meeting. In this civics-focused program, students participate in a mock town meeting where they explore the function of local government. The program explores the essential question “How should our town care for its poorest citizens?”
Led by museum educators, students will learn about the nature of poverty in the 19th century and the ways in which New England towns took care of those in need. After the lesson, students interview Villagers and gather different points of view. Finally, the group will convene at the Center Meetinghouse for a Town Meeting, led by a costumed educator, where they debate and vote on the issue. This interactive program encourages students to think critically, form arguments, and back up their opinions using historical information.