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    EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

    The following programs are 1.5 hours in length and are for High School & Middle School students and are demonstrated using 18th century tools and technology. For the middle school student, the narrative of the demonstration is centered around the technology, artisanship, and importance of the item during the colonial period. For the High School student, the narrative of the demonstration is centered around the science, engineering, and math skills that are involved in creating the item.

    Earth to Porcelain

    The entire scientific process of converting earth and minerals into a clay-body is demonstrated as we make a porcelain bowl using 18th century tools and technology.

    Wood Ash to Soap

    The entire scientific process of converting hard wood ash into lye water is demonstrated using a leaching barrel. We then mix the lye water with lard to make soap in a kettle over an open fire.

    Oyster Shells to Plaster

    The entire scientific process of converting oyster shells into lime plaster is demonstrated using 18th century tools and technology.

    Trajectory of a Cannon Ball

    We demonstrate and study the ballistics of a Revolutionary War field cannon by firing projectiles and then using 18th century tools and technology to calculate and change the trajectory to hit a designated target.

    The following programs are offered for Elementary and Middle School students and are 45-minutes in length. We touch on the science, technology, engineering, artisanship and math that goes into whatever we are demonstrating. All of our programs are make and take projects so the students will have items to take home that they created during their visit to Historic Camden.

    Texting in the 18th Century

    This lesson and activity is focused on 18th century communication and the Stamp Act that sparked a revolution. Each student leaves with a letter that they have written using a quill pen and sealed with a wax stamp.

    Making Soap in the 18th Century

    This lesson and activity is focused on 18th century hygiene and colonial period bathing habits. As we make soap over an open fire in an iron kettle.

    Nike of the 18th Century

    This lesson and activity is focused on the importance of the ceramics industry and products in the 18th century. Each student leaves with a ceramic clay tile they have created and decorated.

    Honey Making at the Farm

    This lesson and activity is focused on the importance of the colonial farmer and the amazing honeybees which are fantastic critters. Each student leaves with a honey stick bee fan that they have created and decorated.

    Flower Seed Bombs

    This lesson and activity is focused on the importance of the colonial farmer and the making of Flower Seed Bombs. Each student leaves with a flower seed bomb to plant flowers at home.

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    The Historic Camden Foundation is not state or federally funded so we rely on individual donations. Even a small donation truly helps. So please send a gift and make a difference!