LocationThe John Brown House Museum
Tour TypeMuseum Tour
Duration1 Hour
Recommended GradesGrades 4-7

In this virtual option, museum educators will take your students back in time to see remnants of the past that still remain on the streets of Providence. Students will see the locations mentioned in the book Something Upstairs by Avi. This book has captivated young readers for three decades with its blend of time travel, ghosts, fact, and fiction. We’ll explore the same streets as Kenny and Caleb, visit the waterfront, and see the very house in which the story is set. Students will learn about life in 1800, Rhode Island’s involvement in the slave trade, and the traits of historical fiction. The live program is about 60 minutes long with a museum educator and can be done through our organization’s Zoom account or your classroom’s Google Meet account.

Students should have finished the book, or have read up to Chapter Four, before participating in this program.

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