Learn with Hanford Mills

From Box to Boxcar

Grades 3-8 $4.00/student

3 hours, 40 students max

This program focuses on trade and transportation through a tour of the Mill, the Museum’s railroad boxcar, and the former railroad bed that brought trains to East Meredith. Students also will take part in a railroad shipping activity, using primary source documents and maps from the Museum’s collection and the class will make a milk crate to bring back to the classroom.

New York State Learning Standards:

  • Social Studies—1, 3, 4
  • Math, Science, Technology—3

COMMON CORE Standards:

  • ELA—RI, RF, SL
  • Math—OA, NBT, MD

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

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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.