Learn about the history of Hanford Mills Museum.
Students will read an historic overview of the Hanford Mills Museum and will answer questions based on their reading.
- One copy of the “Same Past – New Understandings” article for each student.
- Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- Class Time: 45 minutes
- Have students read the article, “Same Past – New Understandings”, either silently or aloud as a class.
- Discuss the article as a class. The following questions can be used as a guide:
- What kind of place do you think East Meredith is?
- What causes our perceptions (how we see) of historical events to change?
- Ask students to consider what else they would like to learn about East Meredith or Hanford Mills during their visit to the Museum and to write it down on a piece of paper.
- Discuss your planned visit to the Museum. You may want to refer to our General Pre-visit Orientation activity.
- What did you learn about history from this article?
- Class participation in discussion and activity (speaking and listening)
- Reading comprehension
NYS Learning Standards:
- ELA Standard 1
- Social Studies Standard 1
Vocabulary & Spelling Words:
History – – n. the record of past events and times.
Nonprofit – n. an organization formed for the purpose of serving a public or mutual benefit other than the pursuit or accumulation of profits for owners or investors. Non-profits are not governmental. Examples include museums, hospitals, charities and schools.
Past – n. what has existed or has happened at some earlier time.
Research – n. an investigation into a subject in order to discover facts and theories.
Restore – v. to bring back to an original or normal condition.