On Friday I had the opportunity to accompany my daughter’s class on a field trip to a local textile museum. It was really fun, and the kiddos had a great time. The re-enacted the experience of immigrating to American a hundred years ago, going through Ellis Island, and working in a thread mill. The children got to try to spin cotton in their hands, and manufacture their own boxes to “ship” their spools of thread in.
|Spinning cotton into thread|
It was an amazing experience for them.
Want your students to manufacture their own boxes for a project? Grab a freebie pattern here. You can either have students trace the pattern onto stiff paper such as old manilla file folders, or print the pattern directly onto yardstick (as they did at the museum).