Danvers History Week Programs Expands Third Graders Experience of Local History
DANVERS – The Danvers Historical Society has launched a new aspect to their longheld, annual learning experience for third graders across the town. In 2015, nearly 300 third grade students will not only participate in the program, but will also be given their own copy of a new book filled with activities to do at school or at home
Danvers third graders attend the History Week Program each year presented by nonprofit and the Rebecca Nurse Homestead to explore their local history.
The new book added to the program, Danvers: Our Town, include some in-school activities like a maze, word search, and interactive timeline while other activities encourage students to explore Danvers with their families by visiting farms, the Rail Trail, and the Peabody Institute Library with Ms. Pear able to accompany the students on their Danvers adventures.
The book is illustrated by John Clarke, and the cover features Ms. Endicott Pear, Mr. Half-Long Carrot, and Mr. Globe Onion. The back cover features Ms. Endicott Pear, the project’s mascot.
The activity book was prepared by the Danvers School Department, Danvers Historical Society volunteers, and the Art Department from Salem State University provided assistance with graphic design. The activity book was funded by the Danvers Educational Enrichment Pogram and Essex National Heritage Commission.
For more information about the Danvers Historical Society, visit www.danvershistory.org.