Students view a famous painting and analyze its details. They investigate the circumstances that led to Henry Hudson and part of his crew being left behind in Hudson Bay after a mutiny, or refusal of crewmembers to obey, on the ship.
Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
Concepts: exploration, henry hudson, mutiny, navigation, northwest passage
Students watch videos, analyze maps, and investigate the history of land transfer and conflict between the Dutch and Native Americans to understand the groups’ different ideas about land rights and “homeland.”
Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
Concepts: conflict, dutch, hudson river valley, land transfer, native americans, settlement