ERIC Number: ED444889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Invention Factories: Activity Guide.
Massachusetts Univ., Lowell. Tsongas Industrial History Center.
This field trip program consists of a 60-minute interpretive tour, a 90-minute hands-on workshop, and a 20-minute slide show at the Lowell, Massachusetts "Invention Factories." The program explores invention and its significance to the modern world. The workshop complements the tour by bringing the significance of historic resources to life. The class divides into work groups, each of which goes to a work station (named for an inventor) replete with all the necessary materials to complete a particular challenge. The program's activity guide presents the theme; lists program objectives; provides historical background; and enumerates pre- and post-visit activities. A glossary of terms concludes the guide. (BT)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Field Trips, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Inventions, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, United States History
Tsongas Industrial History Center, 400 Foot of John Street, Lowell, MA 01852; Web site: (http://www.uml.edu/tsongas/).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Lowell. Tsongas Industrial History Center.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts