These programs are designed as interactive, small group classroom experiences, NOT large group, assembly programs.
“I really like the way the activities are broken up into stations. I think smaller groups help the students gain more understanding. Students asked a lot of questions, were engaged, and really began to start thinking outside the box, which is what I’ve been trying to get them to do all year. The presenters were energetic, encouraging, knowledgeable and fun.”
Grade 5, East Union Intermediate School
Classroom Outreach Program
Put together American history, hands-on math, a little engineering and even economics to build a lot of content and fun. Students discover the impact of Henry Ford’s system—and its effect on labor—as they build cars on a moving assembly line.
Challenged to apply critical thinking and reasoning, they team up to place automotive innovations in chronological order. Touchable antique car tools and accessories give them a hands-on appreciation for how transportation has changed over the last 120 years, and encourage them to think what future car innovation will bring.
Students participate in a series of hands-on, object-based exercises that help them develop the skills of an historian, including careful observation, deductive reasoning and critical thinking.
We’ll bring a mix of artifacts from the past and a variety of primary sources including photographs, receipts and letters.