Reservations required for Behind the Bricks. Please call Ranger Hector Falero at (415) 561-2829.
How can buildings and artifacts help me to see the history of a place?
Your crafty time travelers investigate Fort Point, the only massive brick and granite seacoast fortification on the West Coast. Come inside and experience the fort built during the height of the Gold Rush, and garrisoned with soldiers ordered to protect the city, its harbor, and the maritime goods that sailed through the bay. To enrich your students’ visit, please have them watch the video and read the materials about the people who lived in and near Fort Point.
Behind the Bricks uses the Understanding by Design framework, incorporates Common Core Standards and Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies. Behind the Bricks is framed by the Essential Question – "How can buildings and artifacts help me to see the history of a place?"
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Last updated: October 18, 2019