How About a Distance Learning Field Trip? The Old Barracks Museum Has The Solution
Now that we're all well into our habits of distance learning at home, it's time for a field trip, right? Well, not quite.
But the Old Barracks Museum knows that many students are missing their scheduled field trips to the museum, so they're bringing the learning TO YOU.
So that's why launched a new learning tool called "Ask the Barracks!". Students, parents, and teachers can email questions about popular topics like the American Revolution, the Battle of Trenton, diseases in the 18th century (such as smallpox) and New Jersey. Email those questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is open to students from across the world.
Here's one of the recent questions:
The Old Barracks Museum is a historical landmark that played a pivotal role in the American Revolution. And while the truly immersive, hands-on experience can't be replicated online, that doesn't mean that students can't learn at home during this time.
In fact, the Old Barracks was one of George Washington’s mandated smallpox inoculation hospitals in the American Revolution? It helped control that very deadly and contagious disease.