Benjamin Mays Historical Site Student Inquiry

ETV Education asked students from Benjamin E. Mays Elementary School in Greenwood, SC to investigate, analyze, formulate questions, and research potential captions for the Let’s Go Interactive of the Benjamin Mays Historical Site.  The following are the images selected and questions asked by the students upon their analysis of the site:

Image

Question

Contributor

 

Who was this person?

Myles

 

Who is this man and why does Dr. Mays’ family have a picture of him?

Camryn

 

Is this a drawing of Dr. Mays’ house?

Camryn

 

What is this box used for and why did Dr. Mays have it?

Eustace

 

Why are there 3 or 4 beds in one room?

Mallory

 

Was Dr. Mays a Christian?

Wyatt

 

Did Dr. Benjamin E. Mays ever relax in his living room when he was young?

Anthony

 

Why is one section of the house turquoise, but the other parts are bare wood?

Blaire

 

Why is this quilt outside on the porch?

Sydney

 

Why are there a lot of jugs near the fireplace?

Anthony M.

 

What are these bottles used for on top of the cabinet?

 

What is in the cabinet?

Aiden

How did Dr. Mays and his family cook?

Anthony W.

Why does Dr. Benjamin E. Mays have these farming tools outside his house?

 

What are the uses for these tools?

Keelan

 

Why does the Mays family have a bell in the yard?

Fischer

 

Was Dr. Mays a fan of Abraham Lincoln?

Kevon

 

 

Who wore the cape that is hanging on the door?

 

Did someone make the cape, or did they buy it from a store?

Anne Glawe