Historic Newton: Jackson Homestead and Museum
Happy 200 th  Birthday! <ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Federal-style house </li></ul><ul><li>Larger windows with f...
Ellen Jackson <ul><li>“ The building of the…house was an event of public interest, it being a fine house for the time and ...
What goes on at the Jackson Homestead today? <ul><li>Archives: </li></ul><ul><li>Newton Highlands Station after Blizzard o...
Collections
Exhibitions
Public and Family Programs
Education Programs!!! <ul><li>Underground Railroad </li></ul><ul><li>Family Life in the 1800s </li></ul><ul><li>Native Ame...
How do historians study the past? <ul><li>Artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs and drawings...
Artifacts <ul><li>What is an artifact? </li></ul><ul><li>An artifact is something </li></ul><ul><li>that was made or used ...
Documents <ul><li>Ellen Jackson’s  Annals of the Jackson Homestead </li></ul>
 
The Jackson Family
Oral Tradition: Controversy! Scandal!  <ul><li>Code songs, long part of </li></ul><ul><li>the Underground Railroad </li></...
Pre-Visit Activity <ul><li>Cherished Possessions: Students bring in their most valued possession. Partners interview each ...
Post-Visit Activity <ul><li>Jackson Buddy: Pick one member of the Jackson family that you learned about today. Write and i...
Questions <ul><li>Do you think small, local history museums are as attractive to educators as larger institutions such as ...
Visit the Jackson Homestead! <ul><li>For more information, go to  www.historicnewton.org </li></ul><ul><li>My direct line:...
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If You Lived At The Jackson Homestead

  1. 1. Historic Newton: Jackson Homestead and Museum
  2. 2. Happy 200 th Birthday! <ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Federal-style house </li></ul><ul><li>Larger windows with fewer panes </li></ul><ul><li>Elliptical fanlight </li></ul><ul><li>Central hall with four rooms on each floor </li></ul><ul><li>Status and sophistication </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence of new republic </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ellen Jackson <ul><li>“ The building of the…house was an event of public interest, it being a fine house for the time and Newton being so small a town that few houses were built in a year.” </li></ul><ul><li>--Ellen Jackson </li></ul>
  4. 4. What goes on at the Jackson Homestead today? <ul><li>Archives: </li></ul><ul><li>Newton Highlands Station after Blizzard of 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>Painting of Totem Pole Ballroom, Norumbega Park </li></ul>
  5. 5. Collections
  6. 6. Exhibitions
  7. 7. Public and Family Programs
  8. 8. Education Programs!!! <ul><li>Underground Railroad </li></ul><ul><li>Family Life in the 1800s </li></ul><ul><li>Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Coming soon: MAPS! </li></ul>
  9. 9. How do historians study the past? <ul><li>Artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs and drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Oral history </li></ul>
  10. 10. Artifacts <ul><li>What is an artifact? </li></ul><ul><li>An artifact is something </li></ul><ul><li>that was made or used </li></ul><ul><li>by people in the past. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Documents <ul><li>Ellen Jackson’s Annals of the Jackson Homestead </li></ul>
  12. 13. The Jackson Family
  13. 14. Oral Tradition: Controversy! Scandal! <ul><li>Code songs, long part of </li></ul><ul><li>the Underground Railroad </li></ul><ul><li>program, have recently </li></ul><ul><li>been debunked by </li></ul><ul><li>National Park Service </li></ul><ul><li>scholars. They are a very </li></ul><ul><li>important part of our </li></ul><ul><li>program. What to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Please…HELP! </li></ul>
  14. 15. Pre-Visit Activity <ul><li>Cherished Possessions: Students bring in their most valued possession. Partners interview each other with guided questions and make up one or two improvised questions on their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: They will gain an understanding about artifacts and what you learn about people by studying objects that belong to them. The activity also familiarizes them with techniques of oral histories and what can be learned from an interview. Plus, it’s fun! </li></ul>
  15. 16. Post-Visit Activity <ul><li>Jackson Buddy: Pick one member of the Jackson family that you learned about today. Write and illustrate a short journal entry from their point of view about their everyday activities and chores. Your illustration should include one artifact you studied at the Jackson Homestead. In what ways are they similar to you? How are they different? </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: Students can identify a person from the past and directly compare their daily lives and experiences. Emphasizes students as historical actors themselves. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Questions <ul><li>Do you think small, local history museums are as attractive to educators as larger institutions such as the MFA, Plimoth Plantation, or Old Sturbridge Village? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think children are interested in museums or bored by them? </li></ul><ul><li>How could a small museum like the Jackson Homestead reach out to more teachers about their various programs? </li></ul>
  17. 18. Visit the Jackson Homestead! <ul><li>For more information, go to www.historicnewton.org </li></ul><ul><li>My direct line: 617-796-1453 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: acarter@newtonma.gov </li></ul>

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