Educational Programs for School Children
The North Andover Historical Society plays an important role in the bringing history alive for children of all ages. The following programs meet many of the core concepts of the Massachusetts Frameworks for Social Studies at various grade levels.
through a child's eyes: daily life at johnson cottage
Adaptable to grades 1-2 and third graders studying local history units, this four rotation program introduces students to the daily life of children in the 1820's. When they visit Johnson Cottage, they experience first hand the scale of early federal dwellings, learn about the household duties, and discover what their jobs would be in an early 19th century family. Each student participates in churning butter, examining reproduction clothing of the 1820s, "Going to School" and "The Stories Quilts Tell".
Cost per Student: $5
looking for the past: local history all around us
The Society offers several multi-part programs including a PowerPoint presentation providing a brief overview of the town's history based on historic images, a scavenger hunt of the town's buildings and history, and in-classroom presentation on using artifacts to discover history. These various in-classroom programs are offered FREE of charge as a service to the North Andover community.
outreach children's programs
Programs are available for individual classrooms or for groups on a variety of topics including local history, holidays, schools of the past, and other exhibit related topics (i.e., Civil war, 18th Century in the North Parish).
Programs can be adapted for grades 1-12 for public school classrooms
Scout programs for badge requirements
Teacher workshops are also offered on developing programs based on the Society's local history resources.