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Eagle
Mrs. Kowalske
5th Grade
Colonial Craftsmen Diorama
March 26, 2001

 

Assignment Information: For your trade, following this procedure is creating a diorama.

Size:   Shoebox or no large thana desktop (23" X 17")

Procedure:

1.  Shoebox should be covered with paper or painted so that no advertisements are visible.  Small paper or wooden logs and thatched roofs add a nice touch.

2.  Research and find picture of the tools used by your craftsman.   Using paper, clay, aluminum foil, wood, etc., create tools and display them on the diorama's walls or tables.

3.  Create sample products made by your craftsman.

4.  Show a worker in your workshop.  Pipecleaners work well for making people.

5.  Diorama due date is March 26, 2001.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

For Social Studies enrichment, I am planning a "Colonial Crafts Day" on March 30.  Each student will display his/her diorama and dress like their colonial craftsman or craftswoman.  We will be inviting other classes to visit our cillage.

Assignment will be evaluated to make sure that:

Diorama meets size requirements
Diorama was carefully contructed
Diorama shows tools used by craftsman
Diorama shows products made by craftsman
Diorama shows a craftsman
Student dressed up for Colonial Crafts Day

 

Some Print Resources:
[FH = Farmington Hills] [FA = Farmington] [REF = Reference Collection]

Title
Colonial Craftsmen and the Beginnings of American History

If You Lived in Colonial Times

Everyday Life in Colonial America

Colonial America

Colonial American Craftsmen Series
by Leonard Everett Fisher...including the following
trades:

Schoolmasters
Doctors
Shipbuilders
Homemakers
Shoemakers
Peddlers
Glassmakers
Cabinetmakers
Tanners
Hatters
Blacksmiths

 

 

Call Number
J REF 609.73T


J973.2M

J 973.2W

J REF 973.2F

J973.2 F

Location
FH and FA


FH (circ and Ref) and FA
FH (circ and Ref) and FA

FH

FH and FA

(some at each branch)

 

Online Resources:
Colonial Tools
Colonial Trades

 

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