The History of Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Before we begin, take some time to complete the KWL chart on the following topics: What do you know about the importance of transportation in Monroeville now and in the 1800’s as well as what you want to know?
Early Colonial Life
Family Outing on Tilbrook Road
By 1807, the grand-daddy of modern highways, the Northern Turnpike was completed from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and Monroeville, at its convenient location 13 miles out of Pittsburgh, became the first stagecoach stop heading east on the new road.
Monroeville was a small village nestled among widely-scattered farms. In what would surely be a sign of things to come, it was a road that gave the emerging village its first taste of prominence.
Critical Thinking Question: (Please respond in your journals:)
Why do you think “a road” is underlined?
What road do you think this is referring to?
In your group, complete the NARA photo analysis worksheet.
In addition; using your Monroeville history workbook, list 5 educated guesses to the question ”Who is this man?”
Why was establishing a post office so important? Why was Patton Township renamed Monroeville?
Please turn in your SEA and NARA worksheets with your individual names on them
Questions for Discussion:
What do you think the average colonial family looked like? How many people lived in a house? How many children did people have back then?
Joel Monroe & family
The Johnston Family
The Beatty Family
Listen to the Declaration being read
After listening to the reading and viewing the document, how do you think this declaration changed life for colonists in Monroeville? Respond using your notes and research to support your answers.
Go to the following website on your computer and take the quiz “Would you have survived in the colony?”
Monroeville’s Historical Society
Library of Congress
Colonial Williamsburg Site