4.22 | The First Ferris Wheel
Get a glimpse into the construction of the first Ferris wheel by reading telegrams between the inventor and the man in charge of building it. Find inspiration in a Ferris wheel advertisement. Then write your own telegram and design an advertisement for the Ferris wheel’s opening day. Share your creations on social media using the hashtag #CHMatHomeFamilies.
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