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2 Connect Choose one of the two topics below and make a poster People: Our museum includes a lot of different people you might not have learned about before. Pick one of them and research their life. Where and when were they born? What challenges did they face? How did they overcome them? How did they help make our world a better a better place? After learning more about them, make a poster, pamphlet, skit or other creative project about them so other people can learn about them too. Make sure to a send a picture of your project to the Commonwealth Museum! Here s a list of people in the Commonwealth Museum you might want to do your project on: Lucy Stone Phillis Wheatley Prince Hall Samuel Sewell Mary Dyer Metacomet William Apess Mum Bett Sarah Bagley Horace Mann Frederick Douglass Quock Walker Time: Our galleries focus on four different time periods: the Puritan era, Revolutionary era, Constitutional era, and the 1800s. Pick a time period and put yourself into it. What would you have worn? Eaten? Would you have gone to school? What would your house have looked like? What type of issues would you have been dealing with during that time period? After learning more about the time period, make a poster, pamphlet, skit or other creative project about them so other people can learn about it too. Make sure to a send a picture of your project to the Commonwealth Museum! Commonwealth Museum 2 Commonwealth Museum 11

3 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key Across 2. First Amendment 4. Fredrick Douglass 10. Anne Hutchinson 11. Three Sisters 12. Famine Down Directions: In order to earn the Girl Scouts Commonwealth Museum Patch, it is necessary to complete the activities below. This packet is split up into three activity sections: Discover, Play, and Connect. The Discover section requires the girls to learn more about their community and its past, while the Play section delves deeper into different time periods in American History. Finally, the Connect requirements allow the girls to relate more closely to the people and time periods featured in the Commonwealth Museum. 1. Bill of Rights 3. Boston Massacre 5. French and Indian 6. Boston 7. Miranda Rights 8. Factories 9. Sons of Liberty Discover: As you walk through the exhibits and learn about key moments and people in Massachusetts history, use the packet to collect information. Answer as many questions in the scavenger hunt as you can. Play: Delve deeper into our galleries and complete the following crossword puzzle. Connect: Choose any one of the topics on the Connect page and, using the internet and your local library, learn more about it! Create a poster to be shared with your troop, families, and community. You can even send a picture of your poster to the Commonwealth Museum! Commonwealth Museum 10 Commonwealth Museum 3

4 Puritan Gallery 1. What is the name of the old wooden ship that the Puritans used to sail to Massachusetts in 1630? 2. Massachusetts is a Native American word. Find what it means in English on the wall. 3. Who Am I? : I was a Puritan and a governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Hint: I m wearing a pretty funny looking collar) 4. Use the touch table to find a Puritan document cancelling a winter holiday. Which holiday was it? (Hint: Look in the Culture folder) 5. In 1676 a war broke out between the Native Americans and the Colonists. What war was this? Across 2. What amendment gives freedom of religion, speech, and press? 4. Who Am I: I was born in Maryland and ran away to Massachusetts and fought to end slavery. 10. Who Am I: I am a woman banished from Massachusetts for my different religious beliefs. 11. What did Native Americans refer to corn, squash, and beans, which they grew together? 12. Ireland's Great caused people in Ireland to starve, so many left and came to America Down 1. What document contains the first ten amendments to the US Constitution? 3. Five colonists were killed in front of the customs house, which became known as what event? 5. What costly war forced the British to tax the American colonists? 6. What city did Governor Winthrop call the City Upon a Hill? 7. Which rights state that you are legally allowed to remain silent if arrested and are entitled to a lawyer? 8. As workload in the increased, and working conditions decreased, many workers became unhappy and protested. 9. Who Am I: We ransacked the governor's house and threw tea into Boston Harbor. 6. Play the Salem Witch Trial game. Were you guilty or innocent? Commonwealth Museum 4 Commonwealth Museum 9

5 Revolutionary Gallery 1. Who am I? : I m a patriot who created committees of correspondence to organize the colonies before the Revolutionary War. 2. Who am I? : I m a patriot and metal smith. I created the engraving of the Boston Massacre on the wall and had a famous midnight ride. 3. Who am I? : I was the commander of the Continental Army and first President of the United States. 4. I was the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence and the first governor of Massachusetts. I was also a very wealthy merchant. What is my name? 6. Play the Patriot or Tory game. Were you a Patriot or a Tory? Commonwealth Museum 8 Commonwealth Museum 5

6 Constitution Gallery 1. Who am I? : I m the main author of the Massachusetts Constitution. I wrote it in I was also the 2 nd president of the United States. Immigration/Labor Gallery 1. Who am I? : I m an abolitionist from Massachusetts. I started the newspaper The Liberator to spread the message of ending slavery. 2. The Massachusetts Constitution established three branches of government for the state. They are the same ones established by the Federal Constitution. What are they? 2. Who am I? : I fought for education reform in the 19 th century, believing that children should be educated rather than being made to work in factories. 3. I was a slave who sued for my freedom under the new Massachusetts Constitution. What is my name? (Hint, there are two, either one will count) 3. What was the name of the first factory town in Massachusetts and what was being made in that town and the surrounding areas. 4. I m really good at baseball, but they won t let me play on the boys team! Were my rights violated? 4. In the 1800 s many people immigrated to Massachusetts. Name three countries that these people came from. 5. The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the. 5. What was the name of the anti-immigration political party that formed around the time of the Industrial Revolution? Commonwealth Museum 6 Commonwealth Museum 7

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