Friday was a primary source, classroom focused day. Which was good, since it meant we spent more time indoors as the news forecast record heat. I don't know if it broke records, but I do know it was hot! We started out at Wetherburn Tavern for a behind-the-scenes look at an 18th century tavern and the family and slaves who worked and lived there.
I love this desk in the private room for rent. Wetherburn impressed his upper class visitors with his fine things, and provided the very best in private rooms to rent. He was very busy when the government was in session.
As we left the main tavern building we looked in the out-buildings:
We went from there to the Dewitt Wallace Museum where we did an excellent activity on how to be more effective using political cartoons in the classroom (I did not take photos).
Then we walked around the collection of paintings, furniture, and other 18th century collections examining the objects themselves, but also how to use 3-d objects to teach history.
My favorite object:
We traveld to Bruton Heights School where there are classrooms we can use, and did an activity with more primary sources and then enjoyed a fantastic interpreter doing Ann Ashby. I have done this one before, but I enjoy it every time.
We finished the afternoon with an exploration of the electronic resources available on various CW sites, an application session, and dinner brought in to us. Most of us took a trip to the visitor center afterwards to start our shopping at the bookstore there.