Post-Visit Activities

Activity #1: Student Reviews

Did you have a good time? Want to tell us what you liked best? Here is your chance! Submit your reviews.  We’d love to hear your feedback!

Activity #2: Journaling &  Share Out 

Here are some ideas for journal writing back in the classroom:

  • Write a diary entry from the point of view of a roleplayer or historical person that you learned about at Strawbery Banke.
  • Pretend that you are living back in history and write your modern-day self a letter about what your life is like.
  • Write a letter to one of the historical figures you met during your visit. Ask questions about his or her life.

When you have written your journal or letter, share them with your classmates and teacher.

As you listen to other writings, consider the following questions:

  • What did you imagine when you listened to the journal/letter? 
  • How did the journal/letter make you feel?
  • Do you think you could have lived back then?
  • What would be different in your life if you had lived back then?

Activity #3: Digital Picture Show

Did you take any photos when you visited the museum? Now is the time to share them with your friends and teacher! Here are some ideas:

  • Consider putting them into a slideshow with music
  • Print them out and pass them around the room. Have your class guess where each one was taken.
  • Use the photographs as story-starters.
  • Share a series of images and write a story associated with the images. See where your story goes!

Activity #4: Strawbery Banke Quizzes

For those of you looking for a challenge, here are a few questions that focus on different aspects of Strawbery Banke. Take them as often as you like; you will see your score when you finish!