Barbed Wire Pioneers

This is an interactive activity for children. The lesson plan is suitable for a classroom, scouts, or other learning opportunities within the community.


The Barbed Wire Pioneers: Inventing a Community comes with a DVD, twenty-five samples of historical barbed wire (in cases so safe for the children),  and a create your own version of barbed wire with pipe cleaners. 

Barbed Wire Project
Making Art
Barbed Wire Project
Making Art

Other Educational Presentations


The Seeds Are Sown: The Gunn Legacy (large file)

The DEKALB Story (Parts 1 & 2 combined - large file)


Ag Innovator Series: DeKalb County

Marsh Harvester

           PowerPoint Show

           Notes Page

Recollections by Charles Marsh

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