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Social Studies: Carroll Homestead

posted Jun 6, 2011, 10:34 AM by Sue Hersey   [ updated Jun 6, 2011, 10:56 AM ]
We had a field trip to the Carroll Homestead in Southwest Harbor.  It is an Acadia National Park program that teaches about subsistence living in the 1800s. The first activity was a walk back in time and as we walked we turned cream into butter, which we ate as our snack.

Next, we went on a scavenger hunt around the homestead to learn more about how people used the land.  We found two types of fences: snake fence and post and beam fence.  We cut wood and checked out the well.

After that, Mrs. Grant, an ancestor of the Carroll family told us about her relatives.  She showed us a very special doll, named Lydia, and told stories of the past. We explored the rest of the house to check out the parlor and pantry.

After lunch, we played lots of games that children would have played in the 1800s like: hoops, yo-yos, stilts and a game called Haley Over.  We had a lot of fun!