Crack the Whip, 1872, Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer, 1872, painted this image of the children’s game.  Children stand in a row and run around a centre person holding each others’ hands. Obviously the further out you are, the harder is to hold on until you careen off.  There is no purpose to the game other than fun. Remind students that if they try it, it must be on a huge field, with no chance of being catapulted into a post or object of any kind.

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