Teacher Resources

 

Teacher Resources

Bronxville students at the Marble school house, ca. 1950's

Bronxville students at the Marble School House, ca. 1950′s

Description of K-12 Programs for 350th Anniversary Celebration

Any student residing in the Town of Eastchester and the Villages of Tuckahoe and Bronxville is eligible to participate in one of six activities.

All activities must be based on topics of local history starting with Native Americans up through today that highlight the rich cultural legacy of this community.  Please refer to Twelve National Themes with Local Topics for Educators and Topics for the 350th Anniversary Celebration for activity and project themes.

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Student Research Papers

Papers must be a maximum of 2500 words and must be no fewer than 1500. The use of primary sources is of extreme importance. End notes, annotated bibliography, illustrated captions, and supplemental/appendix material do not contribute to the word count. Elementary students should be encouraged to submit shorter pieces of work or even poetry. Each district should award local certificates of participation.

Date Due: Late fall 2014 – Specific date to be announced
Eligibility: Open only to individual students on the middle and high school levels.


Exhibits

Exhibits are designed to display visual and written information on topics in an attractive and understandable manner, similar to material found in a museum. People walking by should be the piece should be attracted to an exhibit’s main idea and, therefore, stop to learn more about the explanation, while still not being overdone. The most common form of exhibit is a three panel display, but others such as a rotating cylinder have been used. There is a 500-word limit for student – composed written material, with brief citations and quotes not contributing to count.

Date Due: March 2014 Exhibits to be displayed in individual schools
Eligibility: Open to all students as individuals, groups, or a class

A town-wide presentation to be given on the evening of Wednesday March 26, 2014 at the Eastchester Middle School. Specific time and parking instructions to be announced later.


Performance/Acting

Students develop scripted performances based on original research. Performance acting is the only category in which students present their research live. Entries must have dramatic appeal, but not at the expense of historical information. Students must make use of their 10-minute time allowance. Performances are to be displayed in individual schools in April.

Date Due: April 2014
Eligibility: Open to all students as individuals, groups, or a class

A town-wide presentation to be given on the evening of Friday, April 25 at the Tuckahoe Middle High School Auditorium. Specific time and parking instructions to be announced later.


Digital Media

Websites, power points, and web quests. Not film or DVD. Presentations should center on the rich historic and cultural legacy of the Eastchester Community including the Villages of Tuckahoe and Bronxville

Date Due: March 2014
Eligibility: Open to all students as individuals, groups, or a class

A town-wide presentation to be given on the evening of Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Eastchester Middle School. Specific time and parking instructions to be announced later.


Fine Arts

Paintings, cartoons, sculpture, architecture, poetry, and dance. Presentations should center on the rich historic and cultural legacy of the Eastchester Community including the Villages of Tuckahoe and Bronxville

Date Due: March 2014
Eligibility: Open to all students as individuals, groups, or a class

A town-wide presentation to be given on the evening of Thursday,  April 3  in the multi-purpose room of Bronxville Middle-High School. Specific time and parking instructions to be announced later.


Film Festival

Presentations should center on the rich historic and cultural legacy of the Eastchester Community including the villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe.

Date Due: March 2014
Eligibility: Open to all students as individuals, groups, or a class

A town-wide presentation to be given on the evening of Thursday, April 3 in the multi-purpose room of Bronxville Middle-High School. Specific time and parking instructions to be announced later.


Power Point Slideshow – Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville at 350
Available to download  is the two part Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville at 350 Power Point slideshow spanning the town’s history 1643 to today.  The presentation, Part 1 (1643 – 1864) and Part 2 (Post Civil War),  is available for school and community groups.

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy is the proud sponsor of the Education Program.

Community Festival!

Press Release: December 5, 2014
Eastchester’s 350th Anniversary History Book Has Arrived!
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