3D Tours | Lesson Plans, Hands-On Activities, and More
These lesson plans, hands-on activities, and primary sources will enhance the 3D tour experience for your students.
Each lesson plan includes a worksheet PDF, which you can download below. To make it easier for remote learners, we have also created a Google Classroom with fillable documents that educators can download and assign to their students.
In order to access the Google Classroom documents, go to classroom.google.com. Click the plus sign in the upper right-hand corner and choose “join class.” Enter the classroom code au2s6r5. You will need a gmail/google account to access these resources.
We will continue to add new resources throughout the year, so check back regularly to see what’s new.
Heading West in the 1830s: Tea Party (Grades 4-5)
In this lesson, participants will take on the role of a real 19th-century citizen who traveled west in the early 1800s. Through conversation with their classmates, students will learn about the variety of reasons that people moved westward during this time.
Click here to download “Heading West in the 1830s Tea Party” Lesson Plan
Click here to download Life in the West Quotes (Primary Source)
Click here to download Moving West Worksheet
Click here to download Samuel Freeman Letter
Click here to download Tea Party Characters (Primary Source)
Heading West in the 1830s: Maps and Provisions (Grade 4)
Through careful examination of period maps, students will be able to identify the states that comprise the Northeastern United States and state how the country grew during the early 1800s.
Click here to download “Heading West in the 1830s: Maps and Provisions” Lesson Plan
Click here to download The Long Journey West in 1825 (Primary Source)
Searching for Objects in the 3D Village (Grades 3-4)
This lesson focuses on the history and lifestyle of early 19th-century Americans. It will jumpstart students’ abstract thinking skills as they hunt for everyday objects throughout the 3D tour.
Click here to download “Searching for Objects in the 3D Village” Lesson Plan
Click here to download Familiar and Mystery Artifacts Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: District Schoolhouse (Grades 3-5)
Using the 3D tour, students will examine the Village’s District Schoolhouse and create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast this 19th-century classroom with their own contemporary one.
Click here to download “Compare and Contrast: District Schoolhouse” Lesson Plan
Click here to download District Schoolhouse Compare and Contrast Worksheet
Click here to download Adding It Up In the District School Article
Click here to download District Schoolhouse Venn Diagram
Click here to download the Reward of Merit Sample (Primary Source)
Click here to download School Recollections (Primary Source)
Exploration: Looking for Everyday Objects (Grades 3-5)
After exploring the 3D tour of the Village’s Asa Knight Store, students will identify familiar and unfamiliar items on the store’s shelves. They will then search through the Village to see how New Englanders used these objects in their everyday lives.
Click here to download “Exploration: Looking for Everyday Objects” Lesson Plan
Click here to download Asa Knight Slides (PowerPoint)
Click here to download Home Scavenger Hunt
Click here to download Country Store Picture
Click here to download Store Exploration Worksheet