Westport third grade visits the Point
Westport Historical Society Children’s Heritage Education Program gets underway!
For many students, this was the first time that they had visited Westport Point!
Westport third-graders are the current focus of this program in order to help teachers fulfill the statewide Civics requirement from the Massachusetts Department of Education. Eventually the program will be open to a wider range of grades and farther reaching school districts.
Through WHS designed lesson plans that include site-specific local field trips, students are encouraged to develop a love of history, an understanding of local historic farming, fishing, and whaling practices, and are guided to learn how to see buildings in a new way.