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Explore how a visit to View Boston Observatory can raise your students’ education to new heights.
Spark learning and discovery with visual context across topics such as history, immigration and
engineering for multiple grade levels. Enjoy competitive rates and planning support from a member of our team.
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HISTORY

Students explore the history of early colonial Massachusetts and the landmarks that define Boston. They learn how Boston has changed since colonial times, including the growth of the city and the addition of landmass in the harbor area, using maps and visual aids to help illustrate these changes.Grade Lessons:  3-5  /  6-8  /  9-12

 

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CIVICS AND THE CITY

The American Revolution was a time of great change in the United States, and the city of Boston played a critical role. In this lesson, learners explore the outbreak of the war for freedom from British rule and ask, “freedom for whom?” They learn about Boston’s role in the formation of the United States most important founding documents.

Grade Lessons:  3-5  /  6-8  /  9-12

 

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VALUE DIVERSITY

Nearly three million immigrants arrived in Boston from 1820 to 1920. In this lesson, students explore the experiences of immigrants arriving in Boston and the challenges they faced. They examine why people immigrated to the United States in the 1800s and early 1900s, where they settled in Boston, and the role of the Irish Potato Famine in driving immigration. 

Grade Lessons:  3-5  /  6-8  /  9-12

 

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Green Tech

As our society becomes increasingly aware of the impact that human activities have on the environment, many industries are exploring ways to reduce their carbon footprint. One area that has seen significant innovation is in the rise of green buildings. In this lesson, learners explore materials and energy practices that result in a lower carbon footprint and imagine what cities of the future might look like. They then examine their own carbon footprint and design a green building, park, or facility.  

Grade Lessons:  3-5  /  6-8  /  9-12

 

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MATH, SCIENCE, & SOCIETY

Cities are exciting places, but what makes a city a good place to live? What kinds of things do people need and want in a city? In this lesson, learners determine the kinds of infrastructure required to match the need for services. They identify challenges facing modern cities, such as pollution, traffic, transportation, and waste disposal, and perform math calculations to better understand these challenges. Finally, they explore how Boston evolved into a bustling urban center and how the city’s geography and infrastructure shaped its development. 

Grade Lessons:  3-5  /  6-8  /  9-12

 

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10 am – 10 pm

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DIRECTIONS

Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street

Boston, Massachusetts, 20199

ARRIVAL

Tickets can be picked up at our guest service desk on the day of your visit. We ask that one person picks up the tickets while the remaining group waits outside.

Buses can drop off on Belvidere Ave. Additionally, the Prudential Center has parking for cars by Huntington Ave.

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