EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Coventry 1900-1913 is designed for students in the third and eighth grades. It examines life in a small mill town during a period of great immigration, new inventions and a changing environment. The four-part program includes a pre-visit kit, a bus tour of local turn-of-the-century sites, an all-day field trip to Coventry's one-room Brick School House, and a post-visit writing assignment. (see More Coventry School Stories). This award winning program was authored by Ginney Dilk, the Coventry Historical Society's Educational Program Director, in collaboration with the Coventry Public Schools. Coventry 1900-1913 has not only increased the Coventry Historical Society's presence in the local schools, but it has also doubled the visitation for the Brick School House, and brought students to the Brick School House for the first time since 1999.

Coventry 1900-1913, received the Connecticut League of History Organizations Award of Merit in 2007 and the American Association of State and Local History’s national Award of Merit in 2007.

The Third Grade portion of the program is entitled A New England Mill Town at the Turn of the 20th Century. It looks at early twentieth century society in a New England mill town, national events, and inventions through books, activities, assignments, games and an authentic 1910-style school day at the Coventry Brick Schoolhouse. The program incorporates twenty-two fourth grade goals, in eight standards in the Connecticut Social Studies Curriculum.

The Eighth Grade portion of Coventry 1900-1913 is entitled The First Pepsi Generation. This program looks at immigration in the years 1900-1913, New England society, national events and Connecticut inventions through books, activities, assignments, an adapted game of Life and an authentic school day 1910 style at the Coventry Brick Schoolhouse. Twenty-three eighth grade goals, in nine standards in the Connecticut Social Studies Curriculum are incorporated into this program.


A New England Mill Town at the Turn of the 20th Century: Fourth Grade Program. This program looks at early twentieth century society in a New England mill town, national events, and inventions through books, activities, assignments, games and an authentic 1910-style school day at the Coventry Brick Schoolhouse. The program incorporates twenty-two fourth grade goals, in eight standards in the Connecticut Social Studies Curriculum.

Letters from students who had lessons presented by Coventry Historical Society  CLICK HERE



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