Joseph Lloyd Manor
My Community Long Ago
- Students experience how people, especially children, lived long ago on Long Island with hands-on activities.
- Cross-curriculum activities include maps, storytelling, reading and an art project.
- Students role-play, going back in time with games, food & clothing.
- Experience the social life, school and everyday chores of children growing up around the time of the American Revolution.
- Hands-on activities include a house hunt and clay craft.
- Play colonial games and discover how colonial children were expected to dress.
Colonial Craftsmen Program
- Discover artifacts made by colonial potters, carpenters, coppers, and blacksmiths through biographies and their original handiwork.
- Students will recreate a clay inkwell from the colonial period.
- Examine the objects needed for everyday life in the 18th century by taking a self-guided tour of Lloyd Manor.
Grades 5, 7, and 11
- Explore the African-American experience in New York and Long Island by visiting the home of former slave-owners.
- Students will role play as the former slaves and owners of Lloyd Manor.
- Meet the first published African-American poet, Jupiter Hammon, through a video reenactment and his writings.
- Students will learn tree identification techniques.
- Incorporate language arts and sensory awareness activities.
- Use math skills to measure / estimate height & width of tree.
- Learn life cycle of trees.
- Students will learn about and identify the local birds that visit the farm through observations and interactive games.
- Students will examine soil to gain understanding of how soil affects the diversity of plants.
- Hands-on activities can include augers, soil sifting and percolation.
Speed of Seeds
- Through hands-on activities students will learn where seeds come from and how they travel.
- Students will learn the life cycle of plants and then take home their own native plant.
Insects and Spiders
- Students will learn why insects and spiders are an important part of nature.
- Through hands-on activities students will explore the farm and catch insects with nets, bug boxes and use hand lenses to see their differences.
Given the unique property of the Sherwood-Jayne farm and the historical farm house, programs can be created to meet the needs of your curriculum. There are fields, woodland trails, and the glacial features.
Sag Harbor & the New Nation
Grades 4-5; 7-8
- Analyze original objects as information sources.
- Explore the first law passed in the United States… tax levies which would be collected at the Federal Port of Entry in Sag Harbor.
- House hunt the Dering home and discover objects from their international sea trade.
- Primary documents from the Dering family allow students to examine history from the American Revolution to the Gold Rush.
All programs meet New York State English Language Arts Standard 1 and Social Studies Standard 1. Pre and post-visit materials are included. Cost for field trips is $7 per student with a $50 minimum per program.