The House of the Seven Gables is dedicated to engaging people of all ages and backgrounds in our inclusive American story. We are excited to once again offer virtual and in-person education programs to grades 2-8 this spring. We offer four programs that combine hands-on activities and discussions to fully engage students in their learning.
Our Naumkeag Settlers to Salem Shippers program for grades 2-5 is an in-person field trip that focuses on colonial life in Salem. Students get to know three colonial children who lived in Salem and whose household responsibilities included wool carding. A tour of The House of the Seven Gables is also included. This program is also available remotely with our Virtual Naumkeag Settlers to Salem Shippers program for second to fifth graders. Students go on a 3D tour of the Mansion and participate in activities using common at-home items, such as a hairbrush in place of a colonial wool card.
The Worldwide Trading Game education program, for grades 5-8, introduces students to the trans-Atlantic trade and allows them to participate as merchants along these historic trade routes. The game combines history and mathematics to teach students about the importance of trade in colonial America.
Our Navigating with Bowditch program for grades 5-8 uses the life of Nathaniel Bowditch to engage students in history, maritime trade, and navigation. Through the variety of activities offered, which are connected to roles Bowditch performed aboard ships, students will work on their observation, math, and history skills to complete their tasks.
For more information about education programs at The Gables, please email Kaylee Redard at email@example.com.