Teaching Resources

Thank you for your interest in using Carpenters' Hall as a learning tool! If you plan on visiting the building with your students (or if you're just thinking of using us in your lesson plans) please consider using the materials provided below. 

First, you'll notice an embedded link to a video entitled The Storm. This is part of a series entitled Philadelphia: The Great Experiment by History Making Productions. 

We've partnered with History Making Productions to prepare handouts as well, which can be found beneath the video.


Educational Materials

These three resources have been prepared to aid in teaching with The Storm in a classroom setting. Click on the documents below to download them as PDFs.  

More on The Storm

For more information about The Storm or about educational materials pertaining to other episodes of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment. Please contact:

Amy Cohen
Director of Education
History Making Productions

More on Carpenters' Hall

If you'd like to learn more about Carpenters' Hall, we would love to see you! Likewise, if you are interested in bringing a school group (always admission free!) to visit the building, please contact:

Hope Amons
Gift Shop Manager
Carpenters' Hall

Scavenger Hunt

Carpenters’ Hall Volunteer, Caroline Safreed, has prepared an extensive scavenger hunt for parents and teachers to administer to students. The scavenger hunt below has been crafted to incorporate different topic areas and difficulty ratings for its questions. As such, we hope that it will find use with students who express a variety of different interests and are of various grade levels.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin