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Mark Twain House Tour

Last changed: 06/12/2018 3:18pm
3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 Visual Art
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The Tour of the historic and beautiful Mark Twain House takes 45 minutes. However, the more students that visit, the longer a school needs to be on-site to ensure that everyone sees the House. For large groups, we can add a number of complementary educational programs, as well as time in our galleries, exhibitions, and time for watching a documentary. While each Tour will always be 45 minutes, the overall length of a field trip will vary based on the number of students.
Offsite Tour
The Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT
06105
All Year
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Full cost of busing for Hartford is reimbursed after the bus is booked by the school.
I can use art, objects, place, and space as evidence to describe life in historic eras.

I can understand why Hartford was an exciting place to live, and an important location for Mark Twain's writing.

I can speak with confidence about the experiences of Mark Twain, and his family, in historic Hartford.

All students experience a facilitated tour of the historic and beautiful Mark Twain House. During the Tour, a museum educator asks them questions designed to guide them in interpreting the space. Students in lower grades can have a hands-on component in the tours if requested, while older students will be asked more challenging, grade-appropriate questions.
All students experience a facilitated tour of the historic and beautiful Mark Twain House. This House is a masterpiece of art and architecture, designed by the leading craftspeople of the day. Guiding students' interpretation of the art, architecture, artifacts, and interior finishes of the House is a stimulating and valuable experience. We scale the questions and topics of the Tour to be grade-appropriate.
We have a significant opportunity for caregiver volunteers serving as chaperones. We request at least one adult for every 14 students, which usually requires that a school provides chaperones.

Grade 3

Grade 3. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. Grade 3. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.3: Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
Grade 3. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace. Grade 3. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas.6: Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.
Grade 3. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #7.1: Speculate about processes an artist uses to create a work of art. Grade 3. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #7.2: Determine messages communicated by an image.
Grade Three. Visual Art. Connecting. Anchor Standard #11.3: Recognize that responses to art change depending on knowledge of the time and place in which it was made.

Grade 4

Grade 4. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. Grade 4. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.3: Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
Grade 4. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace. Grade 4. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas.6: Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
Grade 4. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #7.2: Analyze components in visual imagery that convey messages. Grade 4. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #9.1: Apply one set of criteria to evaluate more than one work of art.
Grade 4. Visual Art. Connecting. Anchor Standard #11.1: Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.

Grade 5

Grade 5. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. Grade 5. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.3: Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
Grade 5. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge or Ideas.4: Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Grade 5. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #7.2: Identify and analyze cultural associations suggested by visual imagery. Grade 5. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #9.1: Recognize differences in criteria used to evaluate works of art depending on styles, genres, and media as well as historical and cultural contexts.
Grade 5. Visual Art. Connecting. Anchor Standard #11.1: Identify how art is used to inform or change beliefs, values, or behaviors of an individual or society.

Grade 6

Grade 6. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. Grade 6. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.2: Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
Grade 6. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge or Ideas.4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. Grade 6. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge or Ideas.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Grade 6. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #7.1: Identify and interpret works of art or design that reveal how people live around the world and what they value. Grade 6. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #7.2: Analyze ways that visual components and cultural associations suggested by images influence ideas, emotions, and actions. Grade 6. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #9.1: Develop and apply relevant criteria to evaluate a work of art.
Grade 6. Visual Art. Connecting. Anchor Standard #11.1: Analyze how art reflects changing times, traditions, resources, and cultural uses.

Grade 7

CCSS.SL.1,2,4,6 Grade 7. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. Grade 7. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.2: Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
Grade 7. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge or Ideas.4: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. Grade 7. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge or Ideas.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Grade 7. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #7.1: Explain how the method of display, the location, and the experience of an artwork influence how it is perceived and valued. Grade 7. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #7.2: Analyze multiple ways that images influence specific audiences.
Grade 7. Visual Art. Connecting. Anchor Standard #11.1: Analyze how response to art is influenced by understanding the time and place in which it was created, the available resources, and cultural uses.

Grade 8

CCSS.SL.1,2,4,6 Grade 8. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. Grade 8. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Comprehension and Collaboration.2: Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
Grade 8. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge or Ideas.4: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. Grade 8. English Language Arts Standards. Speaking and Listening. Presentation of Knowledge or Ideas.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Grade 8. Visual Art. Connecting. Anchor Standard #11.1: Distinguish different ways art is used to represent, establish, reinforce, and reflect group identity.
Grade 8. Visual Art. Responding. Anchor Standard #7.1: Explain how a person’s aesthetic choices are influenced by culture and environment and impact the visual image that one conveys to others.