October and January through March
Our most popular workshop helps students learn how people lit their homes and businesses before electricity. Each student makes his or her own candle to take home and sees demonstrations of a variety of early lighting devices. A visit to two historic buildings illuminates the use of lighting in the context of daily life.
Curriculum Themes Addressed:
· Challenge of meeting needs and wants
· Economic decision making
· People using human, capital, and natural resources
· People depending on and modifying the physical environment