Introduction

Vale d' Urso's old water mill, Fundão, Portugal. Copyright © Pedro Mendonça, 2016
Vale d' Urso's old water mill, Fundão, Portugal. Copyright © Pedro Mendonça, 2016

In the municipality of Fundão there are assets that allow us to trace a history of milling techniques, from prehistory to the contemporary period.

Establish the link between these elements will provide extensions of the technical expertise and an integrated view of these complex co context of industrial, rural and urban landscape.

Task

Mill in Souto da Casa, Fundão, Portugal. Copyright © Pedro Mendonça, 2016
Mill in Souto da Casa, Fundão, Portugal. Copyright © Pedro Mendonça, 2016

Through a series of visits and research let's meet the various systems and mills establish a recovery strategy within the context of training in heritage.

Create a multimedia graphics showing the result of learning.

Process

Pre-historical manual mill, Fundão, Portugal. Copyright © Pedro Mendonça, 2010.
Pre-historical manual mill, Fundão, Portugal. Copyright © Pedro Mendonça, 2010.

Active learning, wherever possible, "in situ":

-Visit to the Archaeological Museum of Fundão, to see the manual mill systems of Castro de S. Brás and a Roman manual mill;

-Visit to a Hydraulic mill, still in operation, according to the time of year the watermill of Alcambar or the watermill of Souto da Casa;

-Visit to the "Museum of the rye ', in 'A Moagem- cidade do engenho e das artes', to see the industrial system of grinding.

Keyword research and other identical mill systems.

Key issues to be taken into account:

* Distinction between mill systems: manual/hydraulic/industrial

* Frame in the historical period different mill systems

* Know the basic operation of each one of the systems

* Frame on cultural landscape (rural-urban).

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge acquired

  • Develop research skills
  • Improving one's own learning and performance
  • Develop communication and ability to work as a team
  • Understand the concepts of teamwork

Skills acquired

  • Knowing how to present results as a team member
  • Know how to create physical and virtual presentations
  • Knowing how to use the Internet for research

Competences acquired

  • Responsibility and autonomy for individual and team member, complete task
  • Search, analyze, evaluate and present search results
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Ability to look critically and distantly at the object

Conclusion

Now that you know the different types of mill systems, their basic operation and how to integrate them in the historical landscape of Fundão, your are able to present them publicly and to outline a strategy of valorization of these mills in a context of learning of industrial heritage.