Offsite Programs

Meeting Mr. Macculloch  –2nd– 4th grade

  • Available October 2016 to June 2017
  • 45-60 minute program
  • Introductory PowerPoint about the Macculloch family, Macculloch Hall and the use of primary sources
  • Discuss the contents of a letter Mr. Macculloch wrote to his son and what we can learn about life in New Jersey in the early 1800s.
  • Try using a dipping pen and washable ink to copy a letter written by Mr. Macculloch.
  • Examine objects from the 1800s.
  • Students receive a complimentary ticket to visit Macculloch Hall with their family.

Meets the following New Jersey Student Learning Standards (2009 Science Standards):  SL.2.1; SL.2.3; SL.2.6; SL.3.1; SL.3.3; SL.3.4; 5.2.2.A.1; 5.2.4.A.4;  6.1.4.C.12; 6.1.4.D.11; 6.1.4.C.16; 6.1.4.C.17; 6.1.4.C.18

Building the Morris Canal  –4th– 5th grade

  • Available October 2016 -June 2017
  • 45-60 minute program
  • Introductory PowerPoint about George Macculloch, the “father of the Morris Canal” and why New Jersey needed a canal
  • Discuss how primary sources can provide information
  • Use 19th century photos to learn about the Morris Canal and what life was like living on the canal
  • Build a floor map-model that follows the route of the Morris Canal
  • Examine objects from the 1800s
  • Students receive a complimentary ticket to visit Macculloch Hall with their family.

Meets the following New Jersey Student Learning Standards (2009 Science Standards): SL.2.1; SL.2.3; SL.3.1; SL.3.3; 5.3.2.B.1; 5.3.2.B.3; 5.4.2.E.1; 5.4.2.G.1; 5.4.2.G.2; 5.4.2.G.4; 6.1.4.B.5; 6.1.4.B.7; 6.1.4.B.8