Reporting History

Reporting History

This program is designed to provide a rich and varied experience for students, which will involve learning about the people, culture, ideas, and events of 1901 from primary sources and a knowledgeable site interpreter during a tour of key historic site rooms and galleries, as well as through role play, group discussion, multi-sensory observation, writing, drawing, and creative hands-on activities.

Students place themselves in the role of reporters in Buffalo on the day of Theodore Roosevelt's 1901 inauguration as President, observing and taking notes. As a post-visit exercise, the class can make a newspaper of their visit, telling the story of TR's ascent to the Presidency.

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Recommended post-visit activities

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THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, A STATE AGENCY

Scheduling Instructions:

Recommended for: grades 4 -5.

Program length: 3 ½ hours. Includes time for a lunch break.

Tour size:from 10 to 50 maximum.

Fee: $3.00 per student for organized school groups.

Reservations: All group tours are by reservation only. Please call 716-884-0095 for reservations. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Tour times: Tours can start as early as 9:15 weekdays or as early as 12:15 weekends. No program can start after 2:00 PM.

We recommend one chaperone for each 10 students.

Details

Grade levels: Fourth –Fifth Grades

Subject:Business, Civic Engagement, Civil Rights Movement, Commerce and Industry, Conservation, Constitutional Law, Environment, Government, History, Immigration, International Relations, Journalism, Labor History, Leadership, Political Science, U.S. Presidents

Keywords:Business, Civic Engagement, Civil Rights Movement, Commerce and Industry, Conservation, Constitutional Law, Environment, Government, History, Immigration, International Relations, Journalism, Labor History, Leadership, Political Science, U.S. Presidents

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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Mailing Address:

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone:

(716) 884-0095

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