A Rental Kit for Students in Grades 6-12
Especially Suitable for History/Social Science and English/Language Arts Classes
In 1843, fifteen-year-old Barilla Taylor came from Maine to work in Lowell's mills, dying of unknown causes only two years later. This unique, interdisciplinary kit provides a first-hand view of farm life, city life, factory work, and boardinghouse life. Students read Barilla's personal letters and examine primary sources such as maps, mill timetables, corporation hospital records, and even shopping receipts!
- Teacher's Guide
- Suggested student activities
- Seventy historical documents
- $40 (includes UPS school pick-up)
- Mailed anywhere in U.S.
- Three-week rental period
Contact us at 978-970-5080 or email TIHC@uml.edu to make rental arrangements. Documents and activities are now online too.
"The World of Barilla Taylor" was developed and produced by Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial History Center.