Abigail Adams did it all! Separated from her husband John for almost 10 years, Mrs. Adams ran their Quincy farm, educated their children and wrote letters describing the tumultuous events of the American Revolution.
Age -Appropriate Interactive Programs
These interactive programs enable students to grasp complex aspects of the early days of our country's history in an entertaining and memorable way. Let Mrs. Adams lead you through these amazing times.
Grades K-2 Colonial Kids: What was it like to be a kid in colonial days? This presentation introduces young children to the food, clothing, education and games of colonial children. - Length 45 minutes Audience Limit: 60 students
Grades 3-6 Revolutionary Mom: In this participatory play, students use simple costumes, props and "space objects" to help Mrs. Adams re-enact the Boston Tea Party, the Declaration of Independence, and even portray the children of John and Abigail Adams Be an actor in history! Length: One hour Audience Limit: 125 students
Grades 6-12 Birthing a Nation: Have you ever wished that your students could understand first-hand the tremendous political and social changes that occurred during the American Revolution? In this presentation for older students, Mrs. Adams traces the slow and unpredictable struggle that birthed our nation. She also stresses ho it changed the role of women in society. Have students bring questions for discussion. Length: One hour Audience Limit: 125 students
Optional classroom visits for in-depth discussion can follow any of the above programs.
Curriculum Guides: Practical tools for classroom use provided free of charge.
Curriculum connections: American Revolution, Massachusetts History, Presidents, colonial Home Life, Constitution, Early republic, War of 1812, First Ladies, Language Arts, Drama, Biography, Letter writing.
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Linda Myer holds a bachelor's degree in History and has been an Actress/Playwright for 20 years