Learn At Our Historic Mill

Post-visit Activities

Please review our list of Post-Visit activities below. Click on a link to read more.

 

Capturing History: Photography

This activity helps students understand the basic concepts of the art and technology of photography, and exhibit those concepts through their own photographic creation. More >>

Create Your Own Ice House

In this activity students will identify and review knowledge of ice harvesting tools. More >>

Creating a Museum Exhibit

This activity will help students understand the effectiveness of museum exhibits as forms of conveying information. More >>

Crop to Cornbread: Turning grain into bread

This activity helps students understand the concept of trade and how it fit into the everyday lives of people in the past and people today.. More >>

Geography: Learning About Your Community

This activity promotes greater understanding and awareness of community. Students will review what they learned about the East Meredith community and then analyze their own community. More >>

Ice Harvest Resources

Here students will identify the resources used to produce a block of ice and will categorize them as natural, capital, or human resources. Understand how the cost of ice harvesting was derived. More >>

Ice Tool Match

In this activity students will identify and review knowledge of ice harvesting tools. More >>

Making Ice Cream

In this activity students will discuss how ice was used and will make ice cream! More >>

Natural Resources: Post-Visit

Learn where and how renewable and non-renewable energy sources are used at Hanford Mills Museum and in industries today. More >>

Reading and Analyzing Photographs

Students will review what they learned from the photographs at the Hanford Mills Museum and they will suggest what people in the future will learn from the photograph of them taken at the Museum. More >>

The Changing Economy: Analyzing Events of the Past

In this activity students will analyze a history research article as a source of information about past events. More >>

Elementary Water Cycle

Here students will draw their own diagram of the water cycle at Hanford Mills Museum. More >>

Trees In Our Lives

Students will discuss the uses of trees they observed at Hanford Mills Museum as well as the modern uses of trees that they observe in their daily lives. More >>

Understanding Invasive Species

Learn about invasive species and their effect on environments. Method: Students will read about the Chestnut Blight and its effect on the tree population, and will conduct research to find out more about another invasive species. More >>

Elementary Water Cycle

Here students will draw their own diagram of the water cycle at Hanford Mills Museum. More >>

Understanding the Water Cycle and Watersheds

Students will discuss in small groups, and then as a class, a series of questions that draw on their knowledge of the water cycle, watersheds, and how people interact with the environment. More >>

What is a Community

Here students will apply lessons about the community at Hanford Mills Museum to the community that students live in, will understand how individuals and organizations in a community rely on one another. More >>

What is a Watershed

Students will locate their local watershed on a NYS Map and research information regarding it to answer questions using the online resources provided. More >>