Episode 22: Dying to get in

Connecting To Curriculum

Read aloud: Students can follow along while listening. Click HERE to download a copy of the transcript.

Vocabulary: Explore new words. Students listen to high-level vocabulary in context. Have them identify the definition afterward. Click HERE for the vocabulary page.

Long Lake Cemetery Quest. Click HERE to download a quest of the Long Lake, NY cemetery. Print it out double-sided on regular letter paper in landscape, with the margin on the short side. Fold in half to form a booklet.


Higher grade level students may want to explore some topics in more depth.

  1. Throughout history, funerals, cemetery plots, and elaborate monuments have been expensive; therefore cemeteries become records of the socioeconomic hierarchies of a community. In general, the graves of the poorest people are invisible or unremarkable because of the cost associated with burial. What does your local cemetery say about your community?
  2. Websites like Find-A-Grave and Family Search can provide more information about past community members.