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Learning Activity 8-B-1: Local History Project

Final Joanna Furnace Power Point presentation to use with class
Open the Power Point Presentation, click on "slide show" option, discuss captions with students, a mouse click will bring in a photo and advance slide-


Learning Activity 3-D-2: Local Documents, Data, and Cartoons



final documents and data for Joanna Furnace Project Comments in Discussion. Liz

Learning Activity 4-D-1: Local Photos and Posters by Kellie

I couldn't get 2 of my photos to paste on here
one is an aerial interactive map of the Joanna Furnace site
the other is a blueprint of the original furnace room (the links are in the attachment)


Joanna Furnace, Joanna Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Joanna Furnace, Joanna Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

1792 photo depicting Blowing house to the left with pipe stoves for the hot blast in the center with the furnace and stock houses to the right.


Current photographs of all restored buildings with labels:
Joanna Furnace
Side View of Furnace
Air Chute Cover
Air Pump
Joanna Furnace
Joanna Furnace

Side View of Furnace
Side View of Furnace

Air Chute Cover
Air Chute Cover

Air Pump
Air Pump


Tie Rods
Front of Furnace
Iron Work
Retention Bar
Tie Rods
Tie Rods

Front of Furnace
Front of Furnace

Iron Work
Iron Work

Retention Bar
Retention Bar


Joanna Furnace & Engine House
Blacksmiths House
Office Store
Stables
Joanna Furnace & Engine House
Joanna Furnace & Engine House

Blacksmiths House
Blacksmiths House

Office Store
Office Store

Stables
Stables


Rear of Charcoal House
Side View of Charcoal House
Front of Charcoal House
Outside the Furnace
Outside the Furnace

Outside the Furnace
Outside the Furnace

Outside the Furnace
Outside the Furnace



C:\Users\Kellie\Documents\Bringing Primary Resources to the classroom\Joanna_furnace_aerial_shot.png
aerial photo of Joanna furnace. Interactive aerial map of Joanna Furnace- class activity: students can use map to pinpoint exact location of Joanna Furnace site in relation to their house and our school. This activity will build interest and set the stage for further studies as students will realize exact location of Joanna Furnace.
(sorry, I can't get it to paste here)



Joanna Furnace, Joanna Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Joanna Furnace, Joanna Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Gas main furnace above, blast furnace below

Joanna Furnace, Joanna Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Joanna Furnace, Joanna Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Photo of Joanna Furnace as seen from the road






this document has the cover art and links to each item listed below

Learning Activity 5-D-1: Local Audio and Music

I had to find sheet music and cover art as I could not locate any audio files that had anything to do with the iron industry in the U.S. 1700-1898
I will conduct my interview at Joanna Furnace on April 16, they are only open every 3rd Sat. of a month, so that interview will be extra
5-D-1 Joanna Furnace Local Audio and Music
  • 
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm_a2358/
Sheet music and cover art “Way Down East among the shady maple trees” by Tony Stillford
Joanna Furnace is located in a forest in the eastern part of the United States. It was owned by Samuel Potts and named after his wife, Joanna. This song’s setting is the woods on the east and about a man asking a woman to marry him.
  • “Echoes of Chickering Hall” piano music and cover art
Subtitle: Aria con variazioni; Harmonious blacksmith
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm_a3788/
This song and cover art is about a blacksmith. Joanna Furnace was an iron blast furnace with a blacksmith on site. This song could be used for students to write their own lyrics to the sheet music after they have learned about the Joanna Furnace site.

  • “Oh Give Us a Navy of Iron”
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm_a4992/
Students will use the SEA sheet to analyze the sheet music. It was written in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and discussed the use of iron to make Navy ships.

http://www.haycreek.org/furnace_operation_days.htm
Next day open: April 16th Furnace Operation Days and breakfast
Interview to be conducted and recorded on April 16, 2011:
Can you tell me a brief history of the Joanna Furnace site?
How did the blast furnace work?
What did the U.S. do with the iron?
Can you explain the importance of the furnace to the U.S. economy?
Do you know of any primary sources of information available to the public regarding the Joanna Furnace?



http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm_a2267/

http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm_a2428/
“Bells of Shandon”
Students analyze cover art of “You’re a Grand Old Bell” and “Bells of Shandon” to determine use of iron ore in American Industry




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Learning Activity 6-D-1: Local Video and Maps

1. http://science.howstuffworks.com/framed.htm?parent=iron.htm&url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_ani_blast_furnace.shtml
How Stuff Works BBC animation of the iron blast furnace
Click on “start” to watch the animation, click on “build it” to build the iron blast furnace
2.
http://www.haycreek.org/joanna_furnace.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih-rCVNxVF0&feature=player_embedded

Historical documentation of the history of Joanna furnace, the introduction to the video can be seen youtube.com, the remaining chapters need to be purchased from the haycreek.org website. I have purchased the video, but it hasn’t arrived yet. The chapters detail the rise of the iron industry from 1791-1898. Joanna Furnace (1791 - 1898) [DVD]
This DVD takes you back to George Washington's time when Berks County was a major supplier of iron. Experience the story of Joanna Furnace like you could not possibly have imagined. The highlights of this video include:
•Iron Was King: The Early Years
•Process, People, and Products
•Challenges & Changes: The Later Years
•A New Beginning: 1979 to Present

3. http://berkmontnews.mycapture.com/mycapture/enlarge.asp?image=34771060&event=1196228&CategoryID=28346&picnum=5&move=F&Slideshow=Stop#Image
This is a video/slide show of Joanna Furnace hosting a recent breakfast buffet
4.
http://www.panoramio.com/user/2961281/slideshow?tag=Joanna Furnace
slide show created by Cleo McCall, shows many memorabilia on display at Joanna Furnace during Joanna Furnace Days
5. http://www.schuylkillriver.org/Places_Visit.aspx

Map that shows Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Trail overview, can be used with students to pin point Joanna Furnace site
This is the link to more information of Joanna furnace on the heritage trail: http://www.schuylkillriver.org/Detail.aspx?id=495
6.
http://www.as.wvu.edu/ihtia/Joanna%20Iron%20Furnace.pdf
(copy and paste to browser, scroll down to find a blue print of Joanna Furnace site)
Blue print may be used with students on field trip to compare/contrast original site to refurbished
7. http://explorepahistory.com/displayimage.php?imgId=3819
Map/graph depicting Iron and Steel production in PA
8. http://explorepahistory.com/odocument.php?docId=368
Map showing metes and bounds of land owned by John Potts and Samuel Nutt at Warwick Furnace.
9. http://explorepahistory.com/odocument.php?docId=359
Site plan of Centre Furnace used to compare/contrast to Joanna furnace
10. http://bdhp.moravian.edu/land/maps/travelcharte.html
Bethlehem Digital History Project map labeled Pennsylvania circa 1750-1755
11. http://runescape.salmoneus.net/blast_furnace.html
Digital game (through Runescape) allows kids to experience working in a blast furnace through a simulation game


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Additional Notes and Resources


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