This week, we are featuring this great mini weaving loom shared on YouMagine by XYZWorkshop.
The loom print offers many opportunities for different activities, pupils can expand their vocabulary by using with the Describe It and the Describe and Draw It activities or produce a piece of creative writing around the Imagine It activity.
However the loom in particular lends itself to a historical research project as it played an important part in Britain’s industrial heritage. The Research It activity can be followed up with the Explain It or Present It activity.
A set of the looms could also be printed as classroom resources and used by students to weave their own pieces as part of an art or textiles project.
The weaving loom works well as an object to use with the following Object of the Week activities:
- Describe It
- Describe & Draw It
- Imagine It
- Research It
- Explain It
- Present It
Download the Object of the Week Teacher Guide and accompanying resources to find out more.
About Object of the Week
“Object of the Week” is a fully resourced open-ended classroom project developed by the CREATE Education Project to provide regular opportunities throughout the year for students to explore the world of 3D printing.
A series of stand-alone classroom activities have been developed to support the project. The activities allow students to:
- use their imagination
- develop speaking and listening skills
- develop descriptive and creative writing skills
- be creative
- develop research, evaluation and presentation skills
- explore future careers
- learn how real life problems are solved
- develop their own solutions
The open-ended activities are designed to be cross-curricular, for use across of range of ages/levels and weekly objects are selected to cover a range of applications and subject areas. Some objects may provide a platform for introducing or expanding on a specific topic area or as a springboard to a class project. Ideas for taking it further will be provided where applicable.
Resources include a comprehensive Teacher Guide which provides an overview of each activity and suggestions for how to deliver the activity in class. PowerPoint Interactive Classroom Activity Slides and a set of Student Worksheets are also available to support the activities. These resources can be downloaded by clicking the links in the right column.