This is 'Iolani School

This is 'Iolani School

Friday, January 30, 2015

Family Heritage Boxes with 2nd Grade

In the 4th grade social studies classes, our students have been learning about family heritage. Part of their research involved interviewing their parents and grandparents.

The teachers wanted to make some type of project using the engineering design process and design thinking. We came up with the idea of making a box that the students could personalize and take home at the end of the unit.

As part of the interview, the students asked the adults to think about a symbol that would represent a part of their parent's and grandparent's life. The students picked 3 symbols and made a 2x2 inch pencil drawings of each one.

Then in the Lab, we scanned each symbol, cut & pasted them to an Inkscape template and laser cut the box pieces. The students glued the boxes together and had a great keepsake to take home.

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