Explore the following at-home thematic lessons, organized by suggested age group, and learn about Martin Van Buren.
These activities are designed for at-home use, but teachers are welcome to adapt them for the classroom. See our curriculum materials page for more formal classroom learning.
Lindenwald Littles Learning Series: Pre-K to Kindergarten
An Online, Interactive History and Civics Program
for the Preschool – Kindergarten Set
Ranger Time is an on-line interactive themed program offering sensitively explained
age-appropriate lessons to help adults introduce:
Civics, American History and Martin Van Buren
to Preschool and Kindergarten age children.
Enjoy a tree adventure: listen to a story about the importance of trees, learn the difference between Deciduous and Evergreen trees, create a plant playlist, compare tree “bark-prints,” craft a heart-shaped leaf, get a very special look at the woodland scene depicted in the wallpaper of the grand hall at Martin Van Buren’s Lindenwald and more!
Museums are fascinating places, and not just for adults, but for kids too!
Though, it’s not easy to visit some museums. There are so many exciting things to see and learn about, but you are not allowed to touch any of the items on display.
Have you ever wondered why you are not allowed to touch items in museums?
This program uses 5 hands-on activities and lessons to answer that question.
Activity 1: Has you break something only to try and put it back together. Activity 2: Asks you think about something you've broken and what happened. Activity 3: Video, "What If You Damaged Something In a Museum?" Activity 4: "That's Why They Can't Have Nice Things." Activity 5: "Erase His Face!" A lesson on Dagguerreotypes. The End: Has you thinking what can be done to prevent damage.
National Park Service Rangers: Preservationists of ‘Forever Moments.’
After Martin Van Buren’s loss for re-election as president, he returned to his boyhood village of Kinderhook, New York to be near those who knew and loved him. Learn more about his family and what life was like for him growing up.