Contributor’s Name (Your Name): Katherine Pair

Two-week intercession focuses on the essential tools needed to build or fix basic, everyday items. Students build projects as an individual (toolbox), partner (bench) and group (produce table for pop-up market service partnership). Emphasis on function over form and the practical side of building.

Theme: Risk and Failure

Geared toward ages: 14-17

    Kick off: Giant Jenga
    Seminar Title: The Courage to Screw it Up

Discussion Topics: Benefits of Failure

Group Initiative: Nuts and Bolts

Project: Toolbox, Bench, Produce Stand

Outside Opportunity: Cabinet Shop, Community College Carpentry, Hardware Stores

    Author’s note: We are lucky to have a classroom set aside for building and class sets of tools.