Card, Spin, Tour (Grade Five/Six)


This program focuses on demonstrating an understanding that people have changed technology over time to meet their needs, wants, and interests. We will identify selected technological milestones i.e. waterpower and industrial development.

Links to Curriculum Outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of how we learn about the past
  • Illustrate the Similarities and Differences of past societies and current society
  • Examine how traditions relate to culture in a selected region


80 minutes


30 students


June through September

Program Outline:

Arrival: Bathroom, Place coats, bags etc.

10 min: Welcome Introduction (Students are divided into 2 groups)      

20 min: Tour Part One-Hand carding, Spinning wool, Carding machinery

20min: Tour Part Two-Waterwheel, 19th Century Industrial Park

20 min: Group A vs Group B Q&A Game                  

10 min: Conclusion