Farmers' Museum

The Empire State Carousel As New York State History

The Empire State Carousel (ESC) is a vibrant exhibit at The Farmers’ Museum that can help teach kids about New York State history, geography, nature, and art. The ESC was opened at The Farmers’ Museum in 2006. The carvings on the carousel depict important people, places and events in New York History. This curriculum offers ten interesting, interdisciplinary lessons inspired by the ESC. Each lesson addresses specific New York State Learning Standards. The materials in this curriculum are intended for 3rd-5th grade student.

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123
Lesson Plan Type: 
Exhibits
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Your Community and The Empire State Carousel Workshop

Grade Level: 
pre-K to 3rd

YOUR COMMUNITY AND THE EMPIRE STATE CAROUSEL WORKSHOP

Grade Level: pre-K to 3rd
Duration: 2 hours

Come and ride The Empire State Carousel and visit your region of New York State to see your communities represented. Discover how volunteer carvers put their community’s history and identity into their folk art. Understand the place of your community on the map of New York State and its topographical features and regional boundaries. Students will work together to create their own community “frame” to take back to school.

On or off site (for workshops): 
On-site
School Program Type: 
workshop
Duration: 
2 hours
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Tradesman's Tool Chest

Grade Level: 
4th to 12th

TRADEMAN'S TOOL CHEST TOUR

Grade Level: 4th to 12th
Duration: 2 hours

Explore the working world and the trades of the 19th-century. Learn what career choices were available for boys and girls in the 1840s and how they prepared for them. Students will examine the tools, materials, and products of the Tradesman.

On or off site (for workshops): 
On-site
School Program Type: 
tour
Duration: 
2 hours
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Simple Machines

Grade Level: 
4th to 8th

SIMPLE MACHINES TOUR

Grade Level: 4th to 8th
Duration: 2 hours

In the mid 19th-century, science and mathematics were at work making the lives of the villagers and farmers easier. This tour offers students an opportunity to view the museum from a scientific perspective.

On or off site (for workshops): 
On-site
School Program Type: 
tour
Duration: 
2 hours
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Ox-Cart Man

Grade Level: 
pre-K to 2nd

OX-CART MAN TOUR

Grade Level: pre-K to 2nd
Duration: 2 hours

Donald Hall’s book, "Ox-Cart Man," comes to life for young visitors as they partake in hands-on activities and explore Lippitt Farmstead and the 19th century historic village. 

On or off site (for workshops): 
On-site
School Program Type: 
tour
Duration: 
2 hours
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