Questions for TOURS R US Reflection Journals

  1. When Joshua Loring built his house in 1760, what was the surrounding countryside like?
  2. What events in Boston could have warned Joshua Loring of the upcoming American Revolution?
  3. Why did Joshua Loring leave his home?
  4. How do you think Joshua Loring felt when his family were forced to leave?
  5. When American General Nathanael Greene set up temporary headquarters for the American troops, do you think neighbors welcomed them?
  6. The house served as a military hospital for the wounded from the Battle of Bunker Hill. Do you think these men were optimistic about the outcome of the American Revolutionary War? Why?
  7. What kind of a family do you think the Greenoughs were?
  8. Why do you think Horatio Greenough chose George Washington as a subject to sculpt? If you were a sculptor today, whose portrait would you sculpt?
  9. What do you think the ladies who attended the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club were like? What did they do at the club?
  10. What is the most interesting object you saw at the Loring-Greenough House. Why?
  11. How did the guides at the Harrison-Grey Otis House show that they knew their subjects?
  12. What house do you think has the most interesting story the Harrison Otis Grey House or the Loring-Greenough House?
  13. What must you do to hold the attention of visitors to a historic site?
  14. How has technology helped you learn about the Loring-Greenough House?
  15. Who else has been important in learning about the story of the house?
  16. What is the most important message about the Loring-Greenough House that you will deliver?
  17. How do our Junior Tour Guides help serve Jamaica Plain?
  18. How will you adjust if something unexpected happens during the tour?
  19. How will you and your partner help each other?
  20. How did the feedback surveys help you? What, if anything, should you change in your presentation?
  21. Will you volunteer to serve as a Junior Tour Guide this summer? Wny/Why not. If yes, where would you like to serve?
  22. During what period of the Loring-Greenough House would you have preferred to live? Why?
  23. What did you like most about preparing to be a Loring-Greenough House Junior Tour Guide?
  24. What advice would you give to future students as they prepare to be Tour Guides?
  25. How can students help communities preserve their historic sites?

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