Carpentry Teacher Resources
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In this carpentry vocabulary learning exercise, students match the technical words with their definitions and put the words in alphabetical order.
Carpentry: merit badge
In this carpentry worksheet, learners fill out short answer questions using their workbook about carpentry in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 6 questions total.
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. This resource features innovative service learning ideas, but contains skeletal instructional detail.
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.
Students design and build their own balsa wood model bridges. The technological development of bridges, the science principles that apply to bridge building, and the construction techniques and skills necessary for creating a bridge be explored.
Application of Ellipses
In this algebra worksheet, 11th graders apply ellipses to real life scenarios such as football, satellite and planet orbits. They discuss a variety of way sto apply ellipses.
Should LeBron James Mow His Own Lawn?
Learners examine economic trade. For 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.
Garden Variety Geometry
Learners prepare to take the GED by reviewing basic math concepts. In this geometry lesson, students review vocabularies such as formula, perimeter, circumference and other important geometric terms. They convert between the English and metric system.
Basic Roof Framing
Students complete a unit of lessons on basic roof framing. They discuss the various styles of roofs, identify the styles in the neighborhood, cut out rafters using circular saws, and assemble roof rafters.
Students determine what hand tools are used by master craftsmen. In this carpentry lesson, students collaborate to create presentation for the class. They assess their individual contribution to the group.
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.
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. The richly detailed plan deserves a place in your curriculum library.
Listening Closely and Taking Notes in Expert Groups: Colonial Trade Podcast
The twelfth lesson of this unit builds on the skills developed in the previous lesson, as fourth graders continue their quest to become experts on colonial trade by listening to interviews with historical re-enactors. This activity requires that pupils have access to computers or MP3 players, as they will be accessing podcasts found on the Internet. Working collaboratively in their expert groups, young scholars listen multiple times to the interviews as they record notes and answer questions about their specific trade. A great lesson that exposes learners to alternative resources to use when researching a topic.
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. Learners see how studying wrecks like this one can lead to the acquisition of quite a bit of knowledge about a culture.
Personal Learning Plan
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa is a classic painting, perfect for building visual literacy and observation skills. Your class will analyze the painting, learn about Leonardo da Vinci, and complete up to nine different art-based activities. Just print to learn!
This Old Ship
Junior archaeologists will be able to describe shipwreck artifacts and the information they reveal. They work in small groups to reasearch wreckage features of different period ships, making this not only a science lesson, but a social studies lesson as well!
How using number patterns help us add or subtract
Second graders use a number line to understand multiples. In this number line lesson, 2nd graders use a floor size number line and calculate problems with multiples. Students complete a worksheet with multiples.
Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end. A fun aspect to this lesson is having groups secretly write beginnings to a familiar story from one of these four points. After reading them aloud, the class guesses which beginning they wrote. Writers complete a worksheet applying these ideas to their own novels.
Lesson Plan 17: Novel, Take 2
It's all about using peer resources in this writing process lesson, which includes a fantastic novel revision worksheet packet. Learners have read a partner's story draft the night before, and groups have a "lightning round of praise" giving compliments about the novel they read. Then, writers let their inner editors out by first coming up with goals for their finished piece. By working through the packet, they come up with stylistic and content-related revisions, leaving the grammar edits for later. Finally, release the eager editors upon their drafts to revise, revise, revise!