Real-World Learning for 3rd GradersIntro_׀_Pre-Visit_׀_On-Site_׀_ Post-Visit_׀_ Get Involved
Pre-Visit Activities in the classroom provide students with the scaffolding to make the most of their Fairsted experience.
Activity #1: Frederick Law Olmsted and the Profession of Landscape ArchitectureWho is Frederick Law Olmsted and why is he important?
Through a ranger-led discussion featuring historic images from the park's archival collection, students define landscape, learn about the work and legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, and consider how the profession of landscape architecture affects their lives today.
Activity #2: Tools of the TradeWhat is this object? How was it used and how does it fit into the c. 1900 design process?
Students study an assortment of facsimile tools modeled after those found in the historic collection. They describe, analyze, and interpret each object, then develop a hypothesis about the role each tool played in the c. 1900 design process. At Fairsted, they see their tools in the historic setting and learn if their theories are right!
Activity #3: Plant Structures
What are the structures of a plant?
Last updated: October 17, 2017