The Battle of Brooklyn 1776

Description

The American Revolution

Students work in small groups to create their own strategy for defending Brooklyn from General Howe and the British army.

Offered At

The Old Stone House

The Old Stone House Building is a reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House. Located in Washington Park, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in Brooklyn, it marks the place where the original Dutch farmstead stood and the culminating engagement of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. It also commemorates the birthplace of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is a Historic House Trust of New York City site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our school programs connect Brooklyn’s past and present through child-centered learning in an intimate setting. Students discover the 17th and 18th centuries through real life experiences and hands-on activities at the Old Stone House & Washington Park.

Our education programs encourage student inquiry, accommodate a variety of learning styles and support learning in accordance with these New York State Standards for Social Studies:
New York State & U.S. History
Geography
Civics, Citizenship & Government

Details

Subjects

History, Revolutionary War, 18th Century

Capacity

32 students

Duration

90 min.

Activity

Field Trip

Grades

4, 7

Price Options

$150.00 per Group for School Group