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CMS students study economics, form assembly lines

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-graders recently studied economics, and experienced working in an assembly line firsthand.

 

In Farrah Hord’s social studies classes, students discussed how businesses produce products for their customers.

 

To get a firsthand look at the subject, Hord asked her students to become workers at their own factory.

 

Students were placed in groups and asked to form an assembly line team to make beaded bracelets. They were asked to add five beads to the bracelet and then place them in envelopes to ship them.

 

In one group, one of the employees was on vacation. And, in another group, one employee was sick and couldn’t come to work.

 

Students were given eight minutes to make as many bracelets as possible.

 

During the second round, students were made to wear gloves while producing the bracelets. Hord said some of the company’s customers complained about the product, so they must wear zip lock bags on their hands to keep the product clean.

 

For the last round, Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials came to the factory and said the workers must wear head gear in addition to their gloves.

 

After the final round of work, the students compared their productivity during each of the working conditions.

 

Productivity decreased as the workers were required to wear gloves and then even more when they had to wear gloves with head gear. Students said they adjusted their strategy for each round, but their productivity still suffered.

 

Hord said the groups that had employees missing were at a disadvantage, but were still expected to produce their product.

 

She said workers might not always enjoy their jobs, but still have to come to work each day and provide for their families.

 

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes helps sixth-graders, from left, Alissa Lofton, Hayden Jones and Nasir Johnson make bracelets.

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes helps sixth-graders, from left, Alissa Lofton, Hayden Jones and Nasir Johnson make bracelets.

 

CMS sixth-grade teacher Farrah Hord helps students, from left, Brady Hoosier, Kaydon Taylor, Logan Wilson and Ronin Smith make bracelets.

CMS sixth-grade teacher Farrah Hord helps students, from left, Brady Hoosier, Kaydon Taylor, Logan Wilson and Ronin Smith make bracelets.

 

CMS sixth-graders Davanna Reardon, at left, and Zamar Owens work with their group to make bracelets.

CMS sixth-graders Davanna Reardon, at left, and Zamar Owens work with their group to make bracelets.

 

CMS sixth-graders Adrianna Sluder, at left, and Elizabeth Lopez make bracelets.

CMS sixth-graders Adrianna Sluder, at left, and Elizabeth Lopez make bracelets.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Logan Wilson, Brady Hoosier and Kaydon Taylor make bracelets.

From left, CMS sixth-graders Logan Wilson, Brady Hoosier and Kaydon Taylor make bracelets.

 

CMS sixth-grader teacher Farrah Hord helps students Levi Dicken, at left, and Deondre Weathers collect their packaged bracelets.

CMS sixth-grader teacher Farrah Hord helps students Levi Dicken, at left, and Deondre Weathers collect their packaged bracelets.

 

CMS sixth-grader Ethan Bright makes bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves.

CMS sixth-grader Ethan Bright makes bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves.

 

CMS sixth-grader Elizabeth Lopez makes a bracelet while wearing zip lock bags for gloves.

CMS sixth-grader Elizabeth Lopez makes a bracelet while wearing zip lock bags for gloves.

 

CMS sixth-grader Logan Wilson, at left, and Nasir Johnson make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves.

CMS sixth-grader Logan Wilson, at left, and Nasir Johnson make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves.

 

CMS sixth-grader BreAnna Humphress works with her groupmates to make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves.

CMS sixth-grader BreAnna Humphress works with her groupmates to make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves.

 

CMS sixth-graders make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves and bags as head gear.

CMS sixth-graders make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves and bags as head gear.

 

CMS sixth-graders make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves and bags as head gear.

CMS sixth-graders make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves and bags as head gear.

 

CMS sixth-graders make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves and bags as head gear.

CMS sixth-graders make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves and bags as head gear.





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