Teaching the Hudson Valley

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Voyage to Albany: Unit Overview

Unit: Voyage to Albany: A Living History Program

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Destination

Albany Heritage Area Visitor's Center

County

Albany

Subject:

Social Studies

Grade:

7th Grade

Summary



This unit studies the history of Albany and the people who lived there -- past and present. It features three in-class lessons, a trip to the Albany Heritage Area Visitor's Center and a cruise on Albany's Aqua Ducks.

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Faces from the Places

Unit: Voyage to Albany: A Living History Program

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Destination

Albany Heritage Area Visitor's Center

County

Albany

Subject:

Social Studies

Grade:

7th Grade

Summary


Students will become familiar with the people of the past who occupied buildings throughout the City of Albany. Several of these buildings will be visited later in the unit, during a tour aboard the Albany Aqua Ducks.

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Voyage to Albany

Unit: Voyage to Albany: A Living History Program

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Destination

Albany Heritage Area Visitor's Center

County

Albany

Subject:

Social Studies

Grade:

7th Grade

Summary


Students read a brief history of the Upper Hudson Valley gaining background knowledge to prepare for and enhance site visits. Students learn more about the region's earliest inhabitants and early European settlement of the Hudson River Valley.

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Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center & Aqua Ducks

Unit: Voyage to Albany: A Living History Program

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Destination

Albany Heritage Area Visitor's Center

County

Albany

Subject:

Social Studies

Grade:

7th Grade

Summary

After learning about the early history and settlement of Albany in previous lessons, students leave the classroom to deepen their exploration. At the Visitors' Center, students learn about life in 17th and 18th century Albany through a three part interactive program. Aboard the Albany Aqua Duck, an amphibious vehicle, students tour the City of Albany and the Hudson River.

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Stories Along the Hudson: Albany Heroes

Unit: Voyage to Albany: A Living History Program

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Destination

Albany Heritage Area Visitor's Center

County

Albany

Subject:

Social Studies

Grade:

7th Grade

Summary



Students synthesize information gathered during the trip and previous lessons. They also conduct research using oral histories gathered from modern immigrants in the Albany region. Then they practice analyzing and interpreting information gathered, comparing and contrasting it to information about past inhabitants of Albany. Each activity can be used alone, adapted, or expanded.

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Putting the Pieces Together, Lesson 4

Unit: Unearthing the Hudson Valley: A 400 Year Story Through Archeology

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Destination

Albany Heritage Area Visitor's Center

County

Albany

Subject:

Arts,English/Language Arts,Social Studies

Grade:

4th Grade

Summary

Students learn how archeologists can obtain information about an artifact by examining a piece of it. This lesson is part of a unit that studies the history and culture of the Hudson River Valley.

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Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Field Trip Experience

Unit: Unearthing the Hudson Valley: A 400 Year Story Through Archeology

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358

Destination

Albany Heritage Area Visitor's Center

County

Albany

Subject:

Arts,English/Language Arts,Math,Social Studies,Science

Grade:

4th Grade

Summary

Students visit Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center in Albany, NY to study the history and culture of the people who inhabited the Hudson River Valley over the past four centuries. They examine paintings, study changes in the regional architecture and streetscape, learn about the tools and techniques used by archeologists by participating in an excavation, and tour the excavation site for the Quackenbush Square Parking Facility.

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