Exciting AGST Hands on Activity for Elementary Students:
Elementary teachers now have the opportunity to allow their students to experience woodworking in a classroom setting utilizing the APPLIED DESIGN SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGIES curriculum.
The Elementary Woodshop Program provides a cross-curricular component that touches on traditional subjects such as math and science but also delves into drafting, power technology, entrepreneurship and an introduction to trade careers and includes a lesson discussing Aboriginal perspectives and knowledge which has been reviewed by an Indigenous Education Resource Teacher. The lessons encompass many of the learning standards in the new curriculum and is geared towards different grade levels.
Currently we have a number of custom activities with elementary classes occurring at the high school but we will soon be mobile allowing us to visit with both supplies and equipment.
Grade Level Construction Component:
K-1 Maker Block
Grade 2 Build a Buddy
Grade 3 Locomotive
Grade 4 Planter
Grade 5 Bird Feeder
Grade 6 Logging Truck
Grade 7 Bird House
Maker resources: Career Workbook Taking Making into the Classroom
If you are interested in taking part in this exciting opportunity and allowing your students the chance to carry out a project that culminates in a hands on activity then please peruse the attachments. Once you are familiar with your grade specific activity we will gladly assist you with the actual construction and planning.
Please contact us if you are interested.
Looking forward to working with you,
Trades Coordinator School District #54
Trades Support SSS
Trades Support HSS