Tue, Sep 11|
Birch Bank Farms
Colonial Studies I, II & III & Colonial Specialties
A hands on study of life in 18th Century America. Date shown is the class start date. Classes will be held every subsequent Tuesday at 12:30 until 2:00.
T I M E & L O C A T I O N
Sep 11, 2018, 12:30 PM – Jan 08, 2019, 2:00 PM
Birch Bank Farms, 1826 Platt St, Niles, MI 49120, USA
A B O U T
Note that the syllabus is designed for first level students. Second level and advanced students will choose a specific area of study and create a detailed schedule the first two classes of the semester. Both Colonial Studies I & II & III are two semester (full academic year) classes but new students are welcome to join us mid-year. Colonial Studies III may be repeated with different projects chosen to meet the needs of the advanced student. Areas of detailed study may include the following:
- Clothing (complete set or one major garment)
- Camp set-up (sewing and hardware for period tent or assembling an appropriate camp set-up)
- Primitive ceramics (pre-Colombian style wood fired ware, Native American style garments, bags)
- Social life (games, journaling, book binding with inks and pens, landscape painting with pigment research)
- Food (recipes, herbology, medicine, dye, garden, open fire cooking including building an earthen oven)
- Mariner skills (fishing kit, tin bait, hooks and netting)
- Tanning and the use of leather.
- Attendance as a participant in a living history event.
- For a more detailed description of this class, please refer to the syllabus.
Classes will be held every Tuesday at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm starting Sept 11, 2018 through Jan 8, 2019 . Refer to the website calendar for days off and vacations.
Student will maintain a project and progress digital portfolio that will be shared with the partnership and the parents. Attendance will be taken as required by the partnership. Student will complete a final project prior to the end of the semester.