Industrious Third Graders

On Tuesday, the third grade traveled to Baltimore, where they visited the Museum of Industry. Highlights included visiting a garment loft and blacksmith shop, seeing how printing presses function, working in a Ford assembly line, and working at an oyster cannery! Students connected what they had learned in theme classes and strengthened their understanding of immigrant labor. Our 90-year-old tour guide was impressed with the kids’ background knowledge, and at one point they even serenaded him with the song “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears.” 

Did you ever want to go to a place where you learn and have fun? Well here's your chance-the Baltimore Museum of Industry! 

Here are some excerpts from student blog postings about the journey:

"Shuck those oysters!" 

"Do you want to learn how to shuck oysters? How about learning how to make a car? Then come to the Baltimore Museum of Industry. If you want a good tour guide get Mr. Ben or Mr. Ed! From Philly it is only a two hour drive!" 

"Bored of sitting around all day? Need a place to go on summer break? Then go to the Baltimore Museum of Industry! It's a fun place for the kids. You definitely learn a lot about immigration and labor. It's a great place for education." 

"When you hear the word "industry" you think, booooring! But when you go inside, you go speechless. When you get inside you're welcomed with a burst of air conditioning completing a perfect feel. But that's not all! Exhibit after exhibit is filled with facts. And have you ever wondered what it's like to work in a factory? Well, this is the place to go! So go to the Baltimore of Museum of Industry!"