Last week, the 8th grade split team traveled to the Tsongas Industrial Historical Center to visit the Lowell Mills. This trip was the culminating event for the Industrial Revolution unit of study. The two groups of students engaged in two different hands on activities. Workers on the Line: Students worked on an assembly line where they experienced a loss of control over work through speed ups, reaction to wage cuts, and then had to decide on a course of action. Bale to Bolt: Students weaved cloth, learned how cloth is woven on power looms, and discovered how inventions affected workers and production. They also explored workers’ lives through visiting boarding houses, the working factory floor, and other museums and exhibits. A great day was had by all!