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Colonial Time Machine

The educational packet below contains five lesson plans designed for use before your visit to the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. The lessons include worksheets, glossary, background information for teachers and a fictional account of daily life in the 1719 Herr House as seen through the eyes of 11-year-old Elizabeth, granddaughter of Hans Herr.

Any portion of this packet may be reproduced for student use.

This packet supports the Academic Standards for History at the third grade level as published by the Pennsylvania Department of Education:

  • Understand chronological thinking and distinguish between past, present and future time (8.1)
  • Develop an understanding of historical sources (8.1)
  • Understand fundamentals of historical interpretation (8.1)
  • Understand historical research (8.1)
  • Understand the political and cultural contributions of individuals and groups to Pennsylvania history (8.2)
  • Identify and describe primary documents, material artifacts and historic sites important in Pennsylvania history (8.2)
  • Identify and describe how continuity and change have influenced Pennsylvania history (8.2)
  • Identify and describe conflict and cooperation among social groups and organizations in Pennsylvania history (8.2)


Hans Herr House Museum
1849 Hans Herr Dr
Willow Street, PA 17584
Phone: (717) 464-4438
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