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Peirce Mill programs

A Mill or a Grocery Store?: Grade Level: PreK-2nd From spaghetti to cookies to chicken, students will be amazed by how much of their food is dependent on milling.

Key concepts: food; business; producing verses consuming; natural resources; interdependence.

Cornucopia-From the Farm to Your Fingers: Grade Level: PreK-2nd Grade Corn comes to life in this interactive program about corn milling. Students will de-shell and grind corn by hand and learn how the mill worked.

Key concepts: food, natural resources; producing verses consuming; business; motion; simple machines.

Once upon a Time, Life at the Peirce Mill Plantation: Grade Level: 1st-4th Students will experience the mid 19th century as they compare and contrast life in rural Washington to the present. Older students will also read maps and track the area's urbanization and change.

Key concepts: life; food; physical surroundings; business; resources; rural verses urban; development; energy; simple machines; slavery.

Powered on Water and Gravity, the Workings of a Mill: Grade Level: 4th & 5th Students will marvel at how all the machinery in Peirce Mill operated on waterpower and gravity as they take an in-depth look into this giant machine.

Key concepts: energy; simple machines; water resources; location and growth; technological changes.

Industrial Revolution Hits Home: Grade Level: 5th & 6th In 1820, Peirce Mill was state of the art and its technology was an important part of the Industrial Revolution in America. Students will learn about the major changes that took place between 1780 and 1860 and their influences on today.

Key concepts: technological changes; industrialization; urbanization.

For reservations, call 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at @ 202-895-6070.

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