EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
A school visit to our Revolutionary War Park is divided equally between our high quality exhibitions and our hands on living history make & take program.
The make & take programs are demonstrated using 18th century tools and technology. We touch on the science, technology, engineering, artisanship and math that goes into whatever we are demonstrating. The focus of the make & take very depending on the age range of the students.
For the Elementary and young Middle School student, the narrative of the demonstration is centered around the technology, artisanship, and importance of the item during the colonial period.
For the Older Middle School and High School students, the narrative of the demonstration is centered around the science, engineering, and math skills that are involved in creating the item.
The Southern Campaign Exhibition
Tells the powerful story of the southern campaign of the American Revolution and South Carolina’s major role in turning the tide of the war and the victory at Yorktown.
Oyster Shells to Plaster
The entire scientific process of converting oyster shells into lime plaster is demonstrated using 18th century tools and technology.
Artillery & Swords
We demonstrate and study the ballistics of a Revolutionary War field cannon by firing projectiles and then using 18th century tools and technology to calculate and change the trajectory to hit a designated target.
Texting in the 18th Century
This lesson and activity is focused on 18th century communication and the Stamp Act that sparked a revolution. Each student leaves with a letter that they have written using a quill pen and sealed with a wax stamp.
Wood Ash to Soap
The entire scientific process of converting hard wood ash into lye water is demonstrated using a leaching barrel. We then mix the lye water with lard to make soap in a kettle over an open fire.
Nike of the 18th Century
This lesson and activity is focused on the importance of the ceramics industry and products in the 18th century. Each student leaves with a ceramic clay tile they have created and decorated.
Honey Making at the Farm
This lesson and activity is focused on the importance of the colonial farmer and the amazing honeybees which are fantastic critters. Each student leaves with a honey stick bee fan that they have created and decorated.
Flower Seed Bombs
This lesson and activity is focused on the importance of the colonial farmer and the making of Flower Seed Bombs. Each student leaves with a flower seed bomb to plant flowers at home.
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