Curriculum Packet

The Frances Willard House Museum is pleased to offer a curriculum packet for late elementary – grades 4 & 5 – for your use. The packet has six lesson activities that cover Illinois Learning Standards 1, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 17, & 18.  Each lesson activity can be done independently or as a series. The packet contains all six lesson actives with supplemental class work material and a CD with digital copies of the lesson activities.

The titles of the activities in alphabetical order:

  • A Wheel Within a Wheel – Bicycles and Women’s Suffrage
  • Calculating Perimeter and Area using Architectural Drawings of Rest Cottage
  • “Do Everything” and Child Labor
  • Evanston Maps – Then and Now
  • Historical Markers – Writing About History Using Houses
  • Two Wheels for Change – Bicycle Technology and Changing America

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See the gallery below for fuller descriptions of each lesson activity.