Lesson plan

Weaving - twining and basket-making

Summary
Twine wool and/or grass. Plait pipe cleaners to make a mesh to model separation of clams and sand. Look at images of twined rope, clam baskets and hats.
Science content
Biology: Indigenous People's sustainable use of Living Things (K, 2, 3)
Chemistry: Indigenous People’s Materials/Separation methods (1, 6)
Chemistry: Physical Changes, Solutions, Mixtures and Separating (2, 4, 5, 6)
Activities in this lesson
Procedure

Do twining with dyed wool, or grass, to make a bracelet.
Model how the weaving of a clam basket catches clams, but not the sand.
Look at images of indigenous twined materials, including clam baskets.

Grades taught
Gr 4
Gr 5
Gr 6
Teaching Site
Brock Elementary