Lea Becker

Ms. Becker and Ms. Blanco introduce their students to family life in the 1800s while blending history and technology by creating museum-quality exhibits. Students take trips to local museums to learn about life in the 1800s and how museum displays are constructed. After choosing a topic to research, using the internet, books, personal interviews, and information from the Pleasant Valley Historical Society, students use technology such as Microsoft Publisher or PowerPoint to create displays of 1800s life to be viewed by other students, families, and community members.