Field Trip Programs

The How Family at Home

What was life like for families on the Eve of the American Revolution?

Uncover the lives of the How Family children on the Eve of the American Revolution.  Students explore our interactive How Family House, searching for items that reveal daily life and economics of Burlington in the 1770s.

Appropriate for 3rd-6th graders

Related NJ Core Curriculum Standards:

4.5.2-6. C.3., 5.2.4.A.3, 6.1.4.C

 Can you Dig it?

This program introduces students to core concepts of archaeology, including professional tools and procedures, the scientific method, and the use of critical thinking and deduction in archaeology.  The program features mini archaeology kits where students dig for real artifacts and determine their use, importance, and placement within a specific archaeological site. 

Related Core Curriculum Standards:

5.1.4.B.1-4, 5.1.8.B.1-4, 5.1.4.C.1-3, 5.1.8.C.1-3, 5.1.4.D.1-4, 5.1.8.D.1-4, 5.4.4.B.1, 5.4.6.B.1, 5.4.8.B.2, 6.2.8D.1c

Appropriate for 4th-8th graders

Piecing It Together: Discovering the Secrets of Archaeology

Many of the artifacts students see in museums are only pieces of the original object. For this activity museum staff will explain how these pieces are put back together.In groups students will be given a terra cotta pot to decorate with symbols. Museum staff will break the pots and redistribute the broken pots to different groups. Students will then have to resemble to pots by matching the symbols. Students will learn the difficulties archaeologist face when piecing together objects and how to interpret what they find.

Related Core Curriculum Standards:

5.1.4.B.1-4, 5.1.8.B.1-4, 5.1.4.C.1-3, 5.1.8.C.1-3, 5.1.4.D.1-4, 5.1.8.D.1-4, 5.4.4.B.1, 5.4.6.B.1, 5.4.8.B.2, 6.2.8D.1c

Appropriate for 4th-8th graders