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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Curriculum: Handicrafts, 2013-2014

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Highhill Education has started a new Lesson-Planning Linkup and this week's topic is Art and Handicrafts. Since I have discussed our art curriculum here, I will discuss handicrafts.
"The points to be borne in mind in children's handicrafts are: (a) that they should not be employed in making futilities such as pea and stick work, paper mats, and the like; (b) that they should be taught slowly and carefully what they are to do; (c) that slipshod work should not be allowed; (d) and that, therefore, the children's work should be kept well within their compass." -Charlotte Mason

Possible handicrafts might include:

Acrylics Painting
Basketweaving
Beading
Calligraphy
Carving
Ceramics

Chalk drawing
Charcoal sketching

Clay sculpturing
Crocheting

Cross-stitching

Embroidery

Flower arranging

Gardening
Iron sculpturing
Kiting
Knitting
Latch-hooking
Leather tooling
Loom weaving
Macrame
Oil painting
Pencil sketching
Photography
Picture framing
Pottery
Quilting
Robotics
Scroll sawing
Sewing
Spinning fibers
Spool-knitting
Videography

Watercolor painting
Weaving
Weaving pot holders
Whittling
Woodworking
Collections
Highhill Education's Lesson Planning Link-Up Schedule
July 11 - Writing
July 18 - Math
July 25 - Science
August 1 - History
August 8 - Music
August 15 - Art & Handicrafts
August 22 - Geography
August 29 - Foreign Language
September 5 - Reading
September 12 - Organization your Classroom/Schedule

7 comments:

  1. Lots of fun things you guys are going to be up to! Do you guys have a place where you can pick out different rocks? It was hard for me to tell from the picture, it looks cool whatever it is.

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    1. That photo is from a Gem and Mineral show at Bays Mountain Park in Tennessee, in which they encouraged beginning collectors by giving them each four free rocks or minerals. Here is the post on it...
      http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/this-moment-exchange-place-edition-and.html

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  2. There are so many great activities here! Can we come and play? My guys would love every single one of your plans here. I often wish we could forgo the three r's for more handicrafts!!

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  3. The photos of your crafts and collections are beautiful. I'm looking forward to learning and being inspired by you this year.

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  4. I love the cupcakes. Thanks for the links. I'm off to browse your pinterest art page and Hodgepodge links. This is all new to me and so exciting.

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  5. This is really a great thing. I too would like to learn all this things. I like to make waste out of best.
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  6. Well, I am very much fond of artwork of different types and I love to use these as well. I have seen several types of handicrafts in India, with great artwork and I adore those a lot. After going through your post I really adored your work and it is really appreciable.

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