Acorn Circle Virtual Educational Programs & Student Reader Booklets
" Student Readers & Virtual Programs that Educate!"
by Jeff Bennett
Acorn Circle Co.
Thank you for visiting the Acorn Circle website. For over 20 years, the organization was formed t0 offer in-classroom educational programs with a focus on geography and the history of New York State. The approach of each program is for students to understand the importance of history to know about the experiences and accomplishments achieved in the past.
With the current Covid-19 situation, the in-classroom programs are now offered virtually through Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Acorn Circle Co. was formed in 1997 to assist educators in addressing the NYS Social Studies Learning Standards. The goal is to be a bridge between historical scholarship on New York State to students in elementary and middle schools. About 20 different in-classroom programs have been developed over the years using primary and secondary sources. A few of them are on United States and European history. All of the programs can be done as virtual presentations. The sources for the programs are from historians, archaeologists, anthropologists and geographers. These scholars and scientists provide various perspectives to enhance student understanding of topics in social studies. These different approaches have been integrated in both the in-classroom and, now, virtual programs.
Many of educational presentations integrate geography, math, science and technology with social studies. The objective in each program is help the students to think about the importance of history in their lives. Over 20,000 students have seen the various in-classroom programs over the years in numerous school districts in New York.
Over the last several years, Acorn Circle Co. has expanded to offer student reader booklets on New York State history. There are questions throughout each reader to help students with reading comprehension. The goal is to offer the same quality social studies information to students as the in-classroom and virtual programs. The student reader booklets address the same NYS Learning Standards and Themes as all the presentations.
Please feel free to contact me, if you are interested in any of the student reader booklets or virtual educational programs.