Lesson 4 Who Are They?
Objective The students will be able to associate some of New Haven’s landmarks with the historic figures they are named after.
Procedure In this unit I have mentioned Reverend John Davenport, John Winthrop, Colonel John Dixwell, Colonel William Goffe, Colonel Edward Whalley, Chief Momauguin, Chief Montowese, Eli Whitney and others. We are reminded of most of these historical figures by the streets that bear their names, but Montowese does refer to a section of North Haven and of course there is the Eli Whitney Museum. I would include in a matching exercise a column of descriptions of the individuals claim to fame. Eli Whitney would have a museum and an avenue named after him and would be noted as an inventor of the cotton gin as well as of the assembly line method of production. Again your list would reflect those individuals you presented in your unit. The more you study the area’s history, the more you discover connections to the most common and ordinary everyday things that surround us.