Hackett House School Tours 2012-2013
“Around the World in Your Own Backyard”
Tempe Sister Cities Corporation is offering to Tempe Elementary School sixth graders the educational opportunity to attend an award-winning educational tour at the historic Hackett House, Tempe’s first bakery and home of the Sister Cities Friendship Rooms. A program will be presented to the students to share what is not only in our “own backyard,” but what Tempe shares with other cities around the world. Students will learn about early Tempe history and the diverse cultures of our eight Sister Cities.
The Hackett House, a registered historic site, is owned by the City of Tempe and is operated by the Tempe Sister Cities organization of volunteers as a visitor’s center, gift shop, and a place to showcase and display the gifts and artifacts from Tempe’s eight Sister Cities around the world. It also is the center for many cultural and educational programs developed over the years to enrich the lives of adults and children living in Tempe.
The tour consists of a brief history of the Hackett House building, historical tidbits of Tempe, and an introduction to the Tempe Sister Cities of Skopje, Macedonia; Regensburg, Germany; Lower Hutt, New Zealand; Beaulieu Sur Mer, France; Carlow, Ireland; Zhenjiang, China; Timbuktu, Mali; and Cuenca, Ecuador.
The program has been restructured to include Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings to help students make important connections, as well as links to the 6th Grade Arizona Social Studies standards.
- Tour will accommodate 55 students.
- Students will be placed in 4 equal groups. (We can accommodate up to 90 students with enough notice.)
- Chaperones needed: One adult/10 students
- See online teacher’s packet for more information
- Refreshments will be provided. Students may bring a sack lunch to eat on the patio, but must be picked up by transportation by 11:30 am. Open food or drinks cannot be brought onto the bus. Classes that do not bring a sack lunch will be picked up by 11:00 am.
- All of our tour guides are volunteers.
- Departure: 9:15 am (Students should be ready to load the bus by 9:05 am)
- Tour: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Register for a Tour:
This tour is paid for by a special fund that accommodates bus transportation to and from the Hackett House only (additional stops will not be covered).
If you are in the Tempe Elementary School District, you can register for a tour by contacting:
Anne McKeeman at 480-730-7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a private or charter school in Tempe, you can contact the Hackett House School Tours Coordinator:
Lynn Etter at 480-220-4719 or email@example.com
A LIMITED NUMBER OF TOURS ARE AVAILABLE
OUR CALENDAR DATES FOR 2012/2013 – THURSDAYS – ARE AS FOLLOW:
OCTOBER 25, NOVEMBER 1, 29
JANUARY 17, 24, 31, FEBRUARY 14, 21, 28
MARCH 14, 28, MAY 2, 9, 16
A wealth of information awaits you in the TEACHER PACKET. The packet will help prepare your students for the trip to the Hackett House as well as enrich their learning upon their return.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!