- Students will use vocabulary related to life in a 19th-century New England town.
- Students will learn about the geographical layout and architecture in a 19th-century New England town.
- Students will learn about religion, society, and business in a 19th-century New England town.
- Students will compare and contrast life in their own community with life in a 19th-century New England town.
- Handout Old Sturbridge Village Worksheet.
- Go to Old Sturbridge Village Website (http://www.osv.org/explore_learn/village_tour.html).
- Click on spots within the map to read about life in this 19th century New England village.
- On a piece of drawing paper, draw a village center like the one on the map that includes a house, a church, and a bank.
- Next to the house, make notes about the daily life of the people from this village.
- Next to the church, make notes about their religion.
- Next to the bank, make notes about the businesses and merchants in the village.
- Set up a time when students can share the information they discovered.
Use a checklist to assess students' understanding of life in a 19th-century New England village. Assign a point value to each item.
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