Carpentry Teacher Resources
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Rx for Tired Classrooms: Vocational Ed to the Rescue
Secondary carpenters apply their skills to improve display spaces in classrooms at their campus. Includes a contract between workers and teachers who sign on for improvements in the their rooms. Concurrent exploration of building and carpentry careers provides direct classroom-to-career connections.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Students explore number sense by participating in a distance activity. In this measurement instructional activity, students create a dibble tool by measuring certain amounts of wood. Students complete a "dibble distance" quiz and speak to their parents about dibbles.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Students explore environmental education by participating in a class construction project. In this carpentry lesson, students create miniature furniture for their classroom. Students utilize cardboard boxes, glue, and paint to create benches, book shelves and tables which they utilize in class.
Pre-K Visual & Performing Arts
Production Work Sample
Eleventh graders practice reading a basic blueprint for a closet. Using the blueprint, they identify the parts, measure and cut the wood and square a wall. They review safety procedures and use hand tools to attach a track to a cement floor to complete the closet installation.
11th Visual & Performing Arts
Garden Variety Geometry
A home improvement plan can help adult learners preparation for the GED exam. They review vocabulary, prepare diagrams, complete a worksheet, calculate perimeters and analyze how to approach a story problem. They identify many geometry concepts used in solving GED problems.
9th - Higher Ed Math
Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of cold case investigators, develop a theory as to the cause of the witch hysteria, and then use concepts of American democracy to defend one of the victims.
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Should LeBron James Mow His Own Lawn?
Learners examine economic trade. In this economics lesson, students consider opportunity cost, comparative advantage, and absolute advantage as they participate in a LeBron James scenario where they study international trade concepts.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Listening Closely and Taking Notes in Expert Groups: Colonial Trade Podcast
The twelfth instructional activity of this unit builds on the skills developed in the previous instructional activity, as fourth graders continue their quest to become experts on colonial trade by listening to interviews with historical re-enactors.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Students explore technology by reading a tool related story in class. In this tool identification lesson, students read the story Brian Fixit and discuss the items the main character needs to fix and the tools he uses to do so. Students complete a tool vocabulary activity in class.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Tools: Science Stations
Students explore technology by completing engineering activities in class. In this simple tools lesson, students utilize three science stations to perform tasks using a nutcracker, bottle openers, hammers and other tools. Students review technology information on the Internet and complete a worksheet about tools.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills
Constructions and Creations: Sturdy Structures
Have your class draw the plans and design a structure. Learners discuss and investigate the variables in the stability of a 2D and 3D model. They also consider how to add a circuit to the design. Afterwards, they present their work.
Pre-K - 4th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Agriculture Carpentry Skills
A selection of pictures showing students working together to build a house. The sequence follows the formation of floor, walls, trusses and roof. There is not much technical information but it would be useful to illustrate the main stages of building.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Looking for Clues
Upper graders become "shipwreck detectives" by studying the debris field from a shipwreck in the Aegean Sea which took place in the 700s. A website is accessed that gives specific information about the debris field, and pairs of students fill out a worksheet embedded in the plan that categorizes the majority of debris found in quadrants that are delineated in the worksheet.
5th - 6th Science