How did the Culper Spy Ring form? Why was Long Island its birthplace?
Can your students successfully recruit Rebecca Brewster, innkeeper of the Brewster House in 1778, to join the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution? As a group, we imagine becoming members of the Culper Spy Ring tasked with this mission by General George Washington, himself!
This virtual program, broadcasted live from the authentic Brewster House (c. 1665), promotes critical thinking, team work and dialogue. After all – like many colonists at the time, Rebecca has mixed feelings about whether to rebel against the Crown or to stay loyal to it. Can your students convince her? Putting their own skills to the test, students will undergo a full exploration of the Brewster House (c. 1665) in search of clues and secret messages!
Common Core Standards: WMHO supports NY State and Common Core Standard learning by creating rich virtual environment where students study and observe artifacts, primary sources, and participate in an exchange of ideas
New York State Learning Standards: 4.3d Students will examine New York’s geographic location relative to the other colonies, locate centers of Loyalist support, and examine the extent of the British occupation.
“This was the best virtual program we have done this year. The instructor was great interacting with the students. We loved that the instructor was actually inside the Brewster House house. It was great to see the redcoat uniform hanging in the background!” – Carrie O’Brien, 5th Grade, Oxhead Elementary
Location: Broadcasting live from the Brewster House, 1665. WMHO digital platform include (and are not limited to) Zoom, Google Classroom and MS Teams. Please let us know your digital preferences and we will work with you.
Cost: $150.00 for 45-60 minute live session (30 or less students) & accompanying learning kit; Boces Arts-in-Ed Reimbursable
Minimum Program Fee: $150
Location: The Brewster House from the comfort of your own home or classroom!