Grade 6 Woodworking and 21st Century Skills

The sixth grade woodworking and 21st century skills class is designed to facilitate the development of independent thinkers. The course’s projects enhance problem-solving skills by encouraging students to think creatively and evaluate their design decisions during the building and testing stages. The process emphasizes communication, establishing skills necessary for working collaboratively within a group environment, and creating a learning atmosphere that emphasizes positive support among peers. Problems have included designing and building a structural support beam, a sorting device, and a model airplane flight.

Sixth grade students will:

  • use tools to cut, measure, smooth, join, and finish projects
  • research, draw, and discuss plans for projects
  • follow a process from design drawing to a finished project
  • collaborate and communicate effectively
  • evaluate and modify projects to make them more successful