Off-Site Pre-School & Elementary Programs

 

Celebrating the Harvest (New in 2014!)

Ages 3–5

Plant a garden, bake a cake, and play games, just as Pilgrim children did in the 1600s.

Program length: 1 hour; Available October and November

 

Nursery Rhymes

Ages 3½–5½

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick! This program teaches children about life long ago through hands-on activities related to nursery rhymes.

Program length: 1 hour

Builds language, social, math, and gross and fine motor skills

Reinforces ELA Common Core Standards: RFK.2; RLK.1, RLK.3, RLK.4

 

Soup's On!

Age 4 to 1st grade

Winterthur’s unique assortment of soup tureens and the centuries-old folktale Stone Soup provide the foundation for this program, which engages children in imaginative role-playing while teaching them about collections and life long ago. Includes hands-on activities.

Program length: 1 hour

Builds language, social, and gross and fine motor skills

 

How do we Decorate Things?

Pre-K and K

Using objects from our demonstration collection, students learn how items were decorated with color, shapes, and motifs. Includes art activity.

Program length: 45 minutes

Feeds into Delaware standards for History and Visual Arts

Reinforces ELA Common Core Standards: RIK.1, LK.4

 

Once Upon a Playtime

Grades Pre-K–5

Children are introduced to the concepts of childhood and leisure activities from long ago through toys and games, such as Alphabet Gymnastics, Jacob’s Ladders, tops, buzz saws, and more. Includes demonstrations and time for hands-on play.

Program length: 1 hour

Reinforces Delaware Standards: History 2, 3, 4

Reinforces ELA Common Core Standards: AL.4, AL.6


Going to Market with "The Ox-Cart Man"

Grades 1-2

Children help tell a favorite story about life long ago—The Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall—using objects from Winterthur’s demonstration collection. Includes writing activity.

1 hour

Reinforces Delaware Standards: Economics 2; Geography 1, 2, 4; History 1, 3

Reinforces ELA Common Core Standards: RL2.1; L2.4, L2.5, L2.6

 

STEAM Superheroes (New in 2014!)

Grades 2–3

Learn about the scientific concepts involved in art conservation, and the skills used by art conservators as they battle the dreaded Agents of Deterioration.

Program length: 1 hour

Reinforces Delaware Standards: Science 1, 2, 3; Visual Arts 6

 

Meet George Washington's Family

Grades 3–5

George Washington wasn’t just a general and a president. Students learn more about him and other members of his household through examining reproductions of period possessions and clothing.

Program length: 1 hour

Reinforces Delaware Standards: Economics 3; History 1, 2, 4; Visual Arts 4

Reinforces ELA Common Core Standards: RI4.1, RI4.3, RI5.1, RI5.3

 

A Proper Day's Work

Grades 3–5

Students role-play, tackling the daily chores of Laura Ingalls Wilder. They’ll “wash” clothes and “bake” bread using demonstration collection objects.

Program length: 1 hour

Reinforces Delaware Standards: Science 2, 3; History 2

Reinforces ELA Common Core Standards: RL4.1; RI3.3, RI4.4

 

Working in Early America

Grades 5–8

Using several objects and tools from our demonstration collection, students learn how skilled craftspeople—a potter, a tinsmith, and a tailor—met basic human needs in early America.

Program length: 45 minutes

Reinforces Delaware Standards: Science 2; Economics 3; History 2; Visual Arts 4

Reinforces ELA Common Core Standards: RH6-8.1, RH6-8.4


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