“The Way We Live” is a virtual field trip that links a story of daily life in Ancient Rome, Cincinnati, Ohio in the early 19th century, and Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky today. The museum object in this trip is the Betts House in Cincinnati, Ohio. Built in 1804, the Betts House is the oldest brick house in the state of Ohio. Because Roman apartment buildings were also built of brick, brick construction becomes the jumping off point for a student exploration of living conditions for people in three eras.
Links for educators:
Bell Ringer (2:12)
Roman Time Capsule (1:29)
Main Lesson (9:48)
“The Way We Live”: Main Lesson Video Transcription
“The Way We Live”: Activity Video Transcription
Making a Difference (1:01)
“The Way We Live”: Making a Difference Video Transcription
About the Betts House (5:04)
“The Way We Live”: About the Betts House Video Transcription
The Betts House – Ohio’s Oldest Brick House
Address: 416 Clark St. / Cincinnati, Ohio 45203 / (513) 651-0734
House of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 am – 2 pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 12:30 – 5 pm.
Other days and times are available by appointment.