Authentic Project Ideas – Mills

The above photo is of an historic grist mill in Pennsylvania.  It still works and we bought some wonderful flour from their shop.

The mill no longer runs on water power but converted to electrical power in the 1950s.  What is the history of mills and how they ran on water power?  Are there still mills that operate solely by water power? What exactly does a mill do? What kinds of mills are there?

Create an authentic time line of mills and their use throughout history?  Create an authentic model of a mill run by water power.  Create an authentic mill that actually works!

And if this project leads to an authentic cookie bake-off using different types of flour (compare/contrast, survey, graph…) please send a sample or three my way!

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