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Shakers Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about the religious group called the Shakers who came from England to the U.S. in the late 1700s. View many photographs of former Shaker villages that reveal clues about their daily life. Includes historical and biographical information about this religious group and its members. There are also images of furniture and crafts made by Shakers, plus a link to an eThemes Resource on a literature book about Shakers.

Grades

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  • 8,
  • 9,
  • 10,
  • 11,
  • 12

Links

Read about the history of the Shakers.
This site from the University of Virginia contains information about the history, beliefs, and manuscripts of Shakers. Several of the links at the bottom are broken.
The New York Public Library page has bibliographies for several books about the Shakers.
Learn about this former Shaker village in New Hampshire that is now a museum.
Here is an overview of buildings of Canterbury Shaker Village.
Learn about this Shaker village in Maine where a few members still remain today.
Click on "Interactive Map" and then the "Shaker Museum." Includes photographs and the history of this Shaker community in Harvard, Massachusetts.
Read about the history of Shakers from this Shaker museum in New York. Includes photographs of Shaker furniture from different Shaker communities.
Learn more about this Shaker village in Kentucky.
This is a brief discussion of the Shaker musical tradition.
View items made by Shakers such as weavings, rugs, baskets, clothing, and pieces of furniture in this online tour of the museum's exhibits.
This actual Shaker document from the Library of Congress explains some of the Shaker beliefs.
These sites are about "A Day No Pigs Would Die" by Robert Newton Peck. Includes biographies on the author, book summaries, discussion questions, suggested activities, and online quizzes. There is also a link to an eThemes Resource on Shakers.

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