Woodworking Teacher Resources
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The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature
What inspires furniture designers? As learners of all ages view examples of woodworking used in French and American furniture, they discuss woodworkers' techniques and inspirations. They identify techniques such as veneering and marquetry that were used to decorate furniture.
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Early American Woodworking
Students compare and contrast tools used in colonial America to modern ones. They create a bootjack, coat rack, or candleholder based on actually using the tools. The students also compose a description of a colonial woodworker based upon the experience.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Woodwork Merit Badge Workbook
In this Boy Scout woodwork merit badge learning exercise, students complete 4 pages of short answer questions that include a list of the first aid that would be needed for woodworking injuries. They write about safety procedures, how to tell if wood is ready to be worked with, and identify different types of wood.
5th - 7th 21st Century Skills
A Good Boat is Hard To Find
Eighth graders design and construct a safe and efficient human powered watercraft that can be used on a trip on the Great Lakes. Students utilize math and measurement skills to design and cut the pieces for their boat. Working in groups, their boat is assembled and water tested.
8th Technology & Engineering
Meet Mr. Stanley
Students become familiar with the tools and measurements used in a woodworking project. In this woodwork tools and equipment lesson, students recognize the importance of safe practices while working with wood and the tools used. Students answer the questions related to woodworking.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills
The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired By Nature
Young scholars discover how artists abstract plants and flowers into two-dimensional designs, explore techniques used by woodworkers to translate designs into furniture decoration, and abstract natural form and develop design to decorate piece of furniture.
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson Plan: Patience & Skill: The Craft of Carving
Highly ornate or complex art can only be mastered with patience and skill. Learners explore the skills required to carve complex geometric designs seen on the image of a palace facade. They examine the image, discuss carving techniques, and then carve complex geometric shapes into a zucchini.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Visual Arts Sculpture, wood art,
Explore the development of wood art. In this art history lesson, students study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's purpose for the work of art and support their answer with reasonable personal opinions.
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Ninth and tenth graders calculate the length, width, height, perimeter, area, volume, surface area, angle measures or sums of angle measures of common geometric figures. They solve problems involving scale drawings, models, maps or blueprints, as well as solve problems using indirect measurement by choosing appropriate technology instruments, and/or formulas.
9th - 10th Math
Box It Up
Learners use a six-step problem solving method to design a box/container. They are given the criteria for evaluation when presented with the problem. Students keep a notebook on processes, procedures, material, cost, design, machines, safety, and other information related to the activity.
9th - 12th Math
Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes: Nature's Woodworkers
What an outstanding vocabulary and word study worksheet! Learners explore the word roots, prefixes, and suffixes as they complete four fill in the blank questions, and complete the challenge question at the bottom of the sheet.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
New Review Inside India
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this resource.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Synthesizing Information: Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad
Fourth graders view examples of help-wanted ads as they plan and create their own writing in the fourteenth activity of this unit on colonial trade. The engagement of the class is captured when the teacher shares an actual help-wanted ad for an apprentice printed during colonial times.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition
What if I said that you can build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative and explore science through invention.
7 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Simple Machines: Force and Motion
Get things moving with this elementary science unit on simple machines. Through a series of nine lessons including teacher demonstrations, hands-on activities, and science experiments, young scientists learn about forces, motion, and different types of simple machines.
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Documenting Research: Sorting and Recording Information About the Wheelwright
Fourth graders practice using a graphic organizer to record their notes and answer text-dependent questions while supplying evidence of how they found their answer. They focus on a machine called the wheelright, which was commonly used back in the colonial period.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed