Coming of Age in America

Coming of Age in America: A town in Westchester County, New York from Colonial settlement to the arrival of President Washington

An Elementary School Social Studies Curriculum Unit

In this unit, students learn about life during the 17th and 18th centuries in the village of Eastchester, New York, located approximately 20 miles north of New York City. Today this is the city of Mt. Vernon. Lessons will be centered on the history of the village church, its cemetery, and the village green, as well as the Revolutionary War; each will be introduced by a written passage, and will feature copies of town records, letters, diaries, tombstones, and architecture. Questions will be based on these documents, as well as the introductory paragraphs.

Click for a Teacher's Guide.

Click for the Student Workbook.

Last updated: July 16, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

897 South Columbus Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550


(914) 667-4116

Contact Us