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Year Two: Study of Modern Craftsmanship and Infrastructure

The Study of Ancient Civilization Infrastructure and Craftsmanship course is designed to gain an in-depth understanding of the history behind construction, materials, and trades in the industry.  Students will use Primary Sources and become Construction Historians as they reconstruct the advancement of the trades, materials, and tools that are now being used in residential and commercial construction.  The course covers a more advanced knowledge of safety, use of hand and power tools, blueprint reading, geometry, and estimating.  Integrated throughout the course are foundation standards, which include communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and other employment skills needed for the 21st Century. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform the duties of an entry-level building construction technician with the knowledge of Construction Codes and general and trade-specific terminology.

Unit 1

Safety & Orientation

Unit 2

 Architecture and Building Codes

Project #1

Cutting Board

Project #2

Hexagon Serving Tray

Project #3

Building a Ramp

Project #4

Building Stairs

Project #5

Building Cabinets

Unit 3

High Performance Walls & Attics

Project #6

Building a Shed