Kids’ Cannery

As workers in an 1883 oyster cannery, students become can makers, printers, labelers, shuckers, fillers, and management personnel and learn about the requirements and pay rates of both skilled and unskilled workers. As pay, students earn brass tokens to redeem in the company store, where they quickly learn the value of a day’s work. Each student also takes home a can of “oysters.”

Grade: 2nd-8th

Length: 1.5 hours/session

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