Art and Life in Early America

Grade: 5
Tour length: 3 hours
Location:
900 S. Beretania Street
Dates:
Tuesday – Friday, starting Nov 1, 2013
Times:
9am
Group Size:
60 maximum
Fee:
FREE 
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SEE ART:

This popular tour has been expanded for an all morning experience. In a recreated early American home, complete with an authentic 17th-Century fireplace, students discover the hardships of colonial life as they examine and discuss how objects were made and used for cooking, dressing, sleeping and learning. The tour includes activities in the Early American art galleries, where students investigate portraits, landscapes, and furniture. Added this year are discussions on the lives and struggles of the Native Americans and slaves in early history and a recreation of Early American activities.

Each day, the tour accommodates 120 students from 9am to noon. We suggest teachers bring snacks for the students for a mid-tour break.

Artwork on this tour:
William Guy Wall (Irish, 1792-after). Cauterskill Falls on the Catskill Mountains, Taken from under the Cavern (detail) 1826-27. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mared Foundation, 1969 (3583.1). (Pictured above)

John Singleton Copley, (American, 1738-1815) Nathaniel Allen, 1763. Oil on canvas, Purchase, Frank C. Atherton Memorial Fund, 1976 (4376.1).

BORROW ART:

Continue your museum experience back at school! Borrow artifacts related to your tour from the Lending Collection to use in the classroom. The Lending Collection is a free resource for island educators. Pre-packaged object trunks available for some tours, or hand pick objects from the collection for any tour. Contact Elizabeth (Beth) Doughty, Lending Collection Manager: edoughty@honolulumuseum.org, 808-532-8736. 

Hawaiʻi Department of Education Benchmarks

FA.5.1.2 Analyze, using evidence, the element of space (perspective, overlapping, foreground, background) and how it is developed in works of art
FA.5.1.5 Analyze works of art from selected historical periods
FA.5.1.6 Compare works of art from various regions of the United States
SS.5.2.1 Analyze how beliefs and education and/or the society in which a person resides shape his/her "point of view"
SS.5.2.2 Judge the past in the context of the time instead of imposing present norms and values on historical events
SS.5.3.2 Examine the interactions between Europeans and Native Americans in North America
SS.5.3.3 Describe the hardships experienced by European settlers in colonial America
SS.5.3.4 Describe how religion and economics influenced the settling of New England and the southern regions of British North America
SS.5.3.6  Explain how colonial America solved its labor shortage problem with indentured servants and African slaves
SS.5.3.7 Illustrate the movement of African slaves to the Americas and their role in the Triangular Trade
SS.5.3.8 Describe conflicts between Europeans and Native Americans (i.e., King Philip’s War), among colonists, (i.e., Bacon's Rebellion), and between European powers (i.e., the French and Indian War)
SS.5.3.9 Describe the role of Puritans and Quakers in shaping colonial society
SS.5.3.10 Explain how conflict between the English government and the English colonies led to the outbreak of the American Revolution
SS.5.6.1  Compare the views of Native Americans and Europeans regarding the relationship between humans and the land
SS.5.8.1 Explain the opportunity costs considered by the settlers before moving to the colonies

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