ERIC Number: ED243611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Historic Crafts and Skills. Instructor Manual. Historic Skills Series.
Designed for classroom teachers and youth leaders, this self-contained manual contains classroom tested background information, lesson plans, activities, class exercises, tests, suggested visual aids, and references for teaching basic historic crafts and skills to junior high and senior high school students. An introductory section briefly discusses the rationale for teaching historic crafts and skills, establishes unit goals and objectives, and raises ethical questions about past and present relationships with the environment. Another section provides historical background about the fur trade and the peoples involved in it, a time line for the Missouri frontier, early cooking and clothing construction techniques, shelter types, and essential and convenience equipment of frontiersmen. Six 50-minute or longer lesson plans cover frontier lifestyles, fashion, shelter, and comfort and include teaching method, time, purpose, instructional aids, facilities required, and an outline. The manual, illustrated with line drawings, also contains a glossary; bibliography; general instructions for leatherworking, sewing, metalworking, and woodworking; a crossword puzzle; written and practical examinations; and 18 student projects including how to make a steel striker, charcloth, fire starter, smoker, frontier foods, tan hides, moccasins, buckskin shirt, leggings, Indian dress, drop-sleeve shirt, beadwork, natural dyes, tipi model, hunting bag, knife sheath, brass candle lantern, and wooden cassette. (NEC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Clothing, Emergency Shelters, Environmental Education, Ethical Instruction, Experiential Learning, Food, Handicrafts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Life Style, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Units of Study
Missouri Dept. of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Missouri Dept. of Conservation, Jefferson City.
Identifiers: Frontier History; Fur Trade; Missouri