In this abruptly new and technology focused world, connect your online classroom to a personal field trip, one tailored to your students and their level of learning. Meetings with Martha allows your students to access history in an in-depth, safely socially distanced, and affordable way.
Have you ever wondered what was served at the Washington's dinner table ? What pets did they have? Did Martha's children go to school? What happened when they got sick?
Students will visit with Martha and learn all of the above and more, as well as be able to create connections with the past in this 30 minute virtual visit. Up to fifteen minutes of Questions and Answers will follow.
There are so many stories out there about the Washingtons! In this 30 minute program (including Q&A), Mrs. Washington will separate fact from fiction related to herself and her husband, General Washington. Martha will then morph back into Sandy and will teach students how to do 21st century research to discover if something is true or not.
The first part of the program is delivered in first person (Sandy as Martha), and the second part of the program is delivered in third person (Sandy in 2020).
It is a little known fact that Martha Washington traveled each winter of the Revolutionary War to visit General Washington in the Continental Army's winter quarters. What went on in the winters in an army? Why did Martha travel to join the General? What, and who, did she leave behind?
Learn some of the inside stories from Martha's experiences that were critical to the wellbeing of the troops, General Washington, and to the founding of our country in this 30 minute program (including Q&A).
Thank you so much for making our online learning come to life! Speaking to you was a great reinforcement of our past learning and field trips. I especially appreciated your comments about slavery. The students recognized that slavery was so acceptable during your time that you couldn't see the disconnect between fighting for freedom and enslaving people.
Here are the comments from my fifth graders:
I enjoyed being able to meet you and learn more about Martha Washington. --Christian
It was cool to be able to ask her questions about the war. I would have never remembered to say "pardon." I would had said "what?!"--Miriam
It was cool to meet someone who knew lots of stuff about someone's life. Thanks for coming. --Reuben
It was very fun and I felt like she was the real one. She was able to act like her and she dressed just like her. --Thomas
I like meeting Martha Washington because it was very interesting learning more about the Revolutionary War. --Serena
It was good meeting her. I learned a lot and found out that some things I had read weren't real. You were very good at acting like Martha. --Mahnaz
With much appreciation,
Elly Alexander, Librarian/Language Arts and Social Studies Department Head
Albert Einstein Academy, Wilmington, DE www.einsteinday.org
Your support and contributions allow Mrs. Washington to continue her virtual visits with classrooms all over the country, at no cost to the teachers who are bringing living history to their students during this interesting time.