Woodshop 6

Units

Unit Essential Questions Content Skills and Processes Assessment Resources Integrated Learning
Rotation 2

What can we design and build as a vehicle?

How do we maximize our efforts as a team?

What materials will best suit the process?

 

*Basics of making go-kart
*Use of larger lay-out tools
*Process for cutting up sheet goods

Learning to cut and drill metal

*Construct a team-built go-kart frame
*Build a steering and braking system
*Use creative skills to paint and decorate them (found objects may be included)
*Use previous experiences with lathe work (5th grade)
*Collaboration with peers in designing and building

*Written self-evaluations
*Teacher observation and written evaluations based on effort, abiltiy to work in a group, understanding of tools and materials, attitude, and willingness to accept challenges

Students create a go-kart cheer in Music to accompany the traditional running of the karts on Portfolio Night.

Rotation 1

How to use joinery to enhance strength and appearance in box building

How to use carving, stamping, and a variety of finishes to decorate your project.

Students will be introduced to more formal joinery techniiques and the appropriate tools to achieve them

Students will try a number of visual effects to achieve texture

Students will expand their knowledge of  measuring tools (squares, marking gauges), layout, dovetail saws, chisels, and rabbet planes to create rabbet joints

Students will assess the their joinery and augment accordingly  to attain the  tightest fit

Written self-evaluations, parent conferences

Teacher observation and written evaluations based on effort, ability to work in a group, understanding tools and materials, attitude, and willingness to accept challenges.

The Woodshop has a large library of books on carving, texturing, painting,  etc from a variety of cultures

Students are encouraged to share their knowledge and skills with each other