Take a moment to read this blog post about the benefits of weaving for young children, then watch this teen talk about weaving:
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Minds On Discussion: What similarities do you notice between the two posts? Were you surprised? What implications might weaving have on your learners? How does weaving connect to the curriculum? How can weaving connect us to different cultures past and present?
Add to the Discussion here.
There are many different weaving projects you can use with your students that range in complexity.
Simple Cardboard Loom:
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Here are a few of my favourite weaving projects:
Paper Plate Weaving: http://laughingkidslearn.com/weaving/
Wall art Weaving: http://www.artbarblog.com/create/weaving-kids/
Woven People: http://krokotak.com/2013/07/takani-kukli/
Simple Box Weaving: http://tinkerlab.com/make-simple-box-loom-weaving/
Accompanying lesson plan can be viewed here: http://aboriginalperspectives.uregina.ca/workshops/workshop2010/timeandsash.shtml
Need more? Go ahead! Weave yourself up a storm!
Take a picture of a project you created and post it to module twelves discussion. What did you like about this experience? How would you modify, extend or use this experience for learners in the classroom? How might you use weaving as a provocation to allow students to make connections with different cultures in Canada and across the world? What might you like to try next?
Click here to add to the Discussion on Weaving. We encourage you to read through the posts of your peers and to comment/contribute where you feel a connection.
Incoporating Culture into Your Weaving Projects: https://www.theartofed.com/2013/06/27/incorporating-culture-into-your-weaving-projects/
Weaving Traditions Resource Nelson Canada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1cZifdyMWg
First Nation Weaving Projects: https://www.glenbow.org/media/coast_lp_grade_4-12.pdf
Northwest Coast Weaving: https://learning.rcmusic.ca/sites/default/files/ltta-assets/Northwest%20Coast%20Weaving.pdf
Primary Weaving Craft Design: http://www.learncraftdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CCoIPrimaryLessonPlans_Weaving_LR1.pdf
Plate Weaving (and other ideas) http://www.nscrd.com/uploads/document/files/activities-handbook--en.pdf
More advanced weaving projects: http://www.interweave.com/Weaving/projects_articles/Handwoven-Bags-For-Beginners.pdf
Woven House Project: http://zimmertwinsatschool.com/movie/starters
Vision Weave Project: http://www.moonrain.ca/VisionWeaveTable.html