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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Toys and Games ➔ Game, Child's Word Builder

Identifier:
2016.39.3
Description:
A child's game consisting of a set of wooden, die-cut letters in a cardboard box.  Produced by a Grand Rapids Company, Forsythe Inc., this game is one of many examples of products made in Grand Rapids ancillary to the furniture or woodworking industry.
Date:
circa 1944
Materials:
Cardboard, Wood
Dimensions:
1 3/8" h 10 1/4" w 7 1/4" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Gift of Anonymous
Exhibit/Program
Investigate: Toys & Games (June 2018)
During the Investigate program, students will take the role of Museum curators and use close observation and critical thinking to discover the origin, meaning, and importance of real objects from the Museum’s Collection. Students will learn how to handle and study primary sources and will be pushed to consider how singular objects or groups of objects can tell meaningful stories about our place.

Objectives:
  • Students will be able to analyze primary sources (artifacts and photographs) and make inferences about the story or significance of the sources.
  • Students will make inferences about the value or learning lesson of various toys and games that have existed across time and cultures.
Curriculum Connections:
  • NGSS Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations; Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • MIchigan K-12 Social Studies Standards: H2 Living and Working Together in Families and Communities, Now and Long Ago, G4 Human Systems, P1 Reading and Communication, P2 Inquiry Research and Analysis

Maker/Donor
Forsythe Products
Related Place
Grand Rapids
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