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Exploring the Industrial Age

Grades K-8 $3.00/student

2 1/2 hours, 80 students max

How did the Industrial Revolution affect the way work was done, products were made, and how people in rural communities lived their daily lives?

Students will have an opportunity to explore the transition from hand power to machine power through tours of the Mill and the 1909 Hanford House, and a grade-appropriate hands-on activity:

  • Grades K-2: “Gear We Go” Activity
  • Grades 3-5: Simple Machine Game (Pulleys & Belts)
  • Grades 6-8: Nineteenth Century Scientific American Magazine Activity

New York State Learning Standards:

  • Social Studies—1, 3, 4
  • Math, Science, Technology—1, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • ELA—1, 3

COMMON CORE Standards:

    Grades 3-5:

  • ELA—RF, SL
  • Math—OA, NF, G
    Grades 6-8:

  • ELA—RI, W, SL

To register for this program, contact Luke Murphy, Education Coordinator.

If you would like to find activities related to the Exploring the Industrial Age program and its themes, click the links below:

Try any of these activities even if you don’t plan a visit to Hanford Mills Museum. Used in your classroom or with your family, they are a great way to extend your Hanford Mills Museum learning experience.