School Classes

Guided tours and workshops for school classes, children and youth groups

 

Stories from the life of a Paper Mill Family

“Cardboard box 1” (guided tour for children):
The children get to know Papiermüller Johann and his family from the 19th century. In their living rooms and working rooms, they learn how a day at the paper mill ran off at the time, which work was carried out by whom, how the work felt in summer and winter.
And how does the work differ from a handmade paper maker today? To answer this question, let’s take a look at Johannes Follmer’s paper manufactory.
Here the children can ask questions and then draw some paper in the mill cellar.

Age recommendation: 1st – 4th grade
Duration: approx. 60 min
Curriculum Focus: Time Awareness – Orientation in Time

 


Journey into the world of paper

“Cardboard Box 2“ (guided tour for children):
2000 years ago, the Chinese invented the paper. With a lot of illustrative material, we take a close look at this material and its development. With the question “Would our lives be conceivable even without paper today?” We focus on the most diverse functions of the paper.
As a comprehensive conclusion, the children watch the 30-minute film “Willy will’s wissen – Papier”, which was partly filmed in the Homburger Papiermühle.

Age recommendation: 3rd – 6th grade
Duration: approx. 75 min
Curriculum Focus: Technical and Cultural Development – Environment / Recycling

 

It rattles the mill at the rushing brook

“Cardboard Box 3” (guided tour for children and adolescents):
How did a mill work? What is an overshot waterwheel? Which products could be made with a mill? In Homburg there were around 1850 ten mills of various kinds on a just 840 m long stream! With the children and adolescents we follow the stream from the source to the Main and go on a quest for mill. On site you will learn interesting facts about the respective mills.

Age recommendation: from 3./4. grade
Duration: approx. 90 min
Curriculum Focus: Energy – Technology – Time and Change

 

The paper mill – predecessor of the industrial paper factory

” Cardboard box 4 “(guided tour for children and adolescents):
In addition to muscle and wind power, hydropower has played a decisive role in the production of various products for centuries. In a paper mill, vegetable raw materials were crushed, ground and processed into paper. It is one of the rarer mill types and predecessor of the modern paper mill. At the beginning, children and adolescents draw paper by hand just as they did before the industrial revolution. On an exploration tour of the listed building, we will follow the various stages of both mechanical and manual production of the paper. The change from manual work to industrial production becomes particularly tangible here.

Age recommendation: from 3./4. grade
Duration: approx. 75 min
Syllabus-related focus: Technology – Energy – Substances – Culture


Are you still muddling or are you already scooping?

„Cardboard Box 5″ (workshop for children and adolescents):
The children and teenagers draw their own handmade paper from several laid paper. In creative design, among other things, color pigments and petals are used.

Age recommendation: from 1./2. grade
Duration: approx. 75 min
Syllabus-related focus: works and design with the material paper

 


Printing with paper

“Cardboard Box 6” (workshop for children and adolescents):
The children and adolescents get to know traditional and new printing techniques and then prepare self-designed posters with age-appropriate printing technology. Then they print their designs using a gravure press.

Age recommendation: from 3rd grade
Duration: approx. 75 min
Syllabus-related focus: works and design with the material paper
Guided tours and workshops modularly combinable