Programs for fourth grade (early U.S. History):

Native Americans: Southeastern and Plains SS4H1
Students enter the world of Southeastern and Plains Indians with an exhibit and program on the material cultures of both. Native American presenters in period clothing create an experience of these cultures that students will never forget, showing tools, weapons, materials used, shelter, clothing, foodways and more. This program is the best lesson on Southeastern and Plains cultures available.  1.5 hours
Juan Ponce De Leon.  SS4H2 
Meet the explorer who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage to the New World and was the first European credited with discovering Florida. Was he searching for the Fountain of Youth? 1 hour.
Early Native Americans  SS4H1
Students discover how Native Americans lived before the arrival of Europeans. They learn about customs and beliefs and experience many aspects of material culture. 1 hour
The Slave Experience. SS4H3
Actress and storyteller Abayomi Goodall inhabits the spirit of Hattie Mae, an enslaved African woman who describes her experiences. Hattie Mae personifies the strength and endurance of enslaved people and talks about the spiritual and moral dimensions of this tragic part of American history. 1hour.
Native Skills  (SS2H2, SS4H1, SS8H1)   How did Native Americans live? What did they eat and wear? What did they use for shelter and transportation? Learn the answers to these questions while you see everyday objects being made from natural materials such as deer hide, wood, stone, bone and shell. 1 hour.   
 the American Revolution  SS4H4, SS4H5, SS8H3, SSUSH3  Meet a soldier from General Washington's army. Quotes from diaries and soldiers' letters bring authenticity to this vivid portrayal of the hardships experienced during the American Revolution.  1 hour.

Highly Recommended!    Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad  SS4H7
Students meet a true American heroine, who risked her life repeatedly to help enslaved people escape to freedom. The Underground Railroad and the people who made it work are the subject of this fascinating program. This is one they will never forget. 1 hour
John Ross and the Trail of Tears.
Eastern Band of Cherokees member Donnie Ross, who is a descendant of Chief John Ross, tells of the removal period and the Cherokee experience of the Trail of Tears from the perspective of Sam Ross, one of John Ross' sons. This is a unique opportunity for students to understand Indian removal from the perspective of Cherokee Indians. 1 hour

Pilgrim Courage: From Mayflower to First Harvest 
Follow the story of the courageous pilgrim voyage of 1620 from England to the New World, continuing through the first year at Plimouth Colony, as told through the eyes of Mary Allerton, 4 years old at the time of the pilgrimage and the last living survivor of the Mayflower voyage.  Hear first hand what it was like to spend 65 days at sea; the struggle to start a new settlement and survive the first winter; the impact of the Mayflower Compact; making peace with area Indians; and the first harvest feast.  Performed as a first person narrative. 
Paul Revere:  Revolutionary Messenger
Join Michael Gaare in this new one-person show featuring the story of Paul Revere and his legendary midnight ride signalling the beginning of our Revolutionary War. Lots of audience participation as the story unfolds..  Lots of background information too on the lead up to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, with the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party re-enacted. Period songs included. 45 minutes with Q&A afterwards.  Perfect compliment to the third grade social studies text.