ERIC Number: ED114718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Making Toys through Teamwork.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
The guide is designed to engage fifth and sixth grade students in learning experiences intended to acquaint them with wood construction and mass production. In addition to developing carpentry skills, students learn the safe use of tools, equipment, and materials. While simulating a toy company, they inductively develop processes for the mass production of toy boats and apply marketing principles. In addition, they learn general work-related skills and understanding that concern task planning, interpersonal relations, individual and group work methods, applied mathematics, and decision making. Subject areas for which the materials in this guide have potential include art, social studies, language arts, and math. Each set of learning experiences contains a student objective, set overview, resource list, teacher-preparation tasks, learning activities, and suggestions for evaluation-summary activities. A 30-page student resource booklet titled "Learning About Wood Construction" provides general information and individual project designs for toys that can be made with simple hand tools. Other activity-coordinated resource materials include a poster set, evaluation instruments, and resource and worksheets. (Author/NJ)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Hand Tools, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Mass Production, Resource Materials, Student Projects, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Toys, Woodworking
Center for Vocational Education, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (Order No. C10, $8.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For related documents; see CE 005 772-799