Itâ€™s A-Maize-ing focuses on the corn, hog and corn starch industries of early Madison. An interactive presentation allows students to notch â€œpigsâ€ to show ownership based on Madison Courthouse records. They can also try foods with corn as the main ingredient and learn how Native Americans relied on this starchy staple and worked to develop the corn we are familiar with now. As a finale, students can sample chocolate pudding made with cornstarch. Madison had two major cornstarch factories on the Ohio River; one for laundry starch production and one for food starch production. A packet of information is provided prior to the visit.
Designed for grade 3 :: In school or at museum :: 90 minutes.