Mitchell Junior/Senior High School

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Industrial Arts Curriculum


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Tim Cawthra




Junior High Exploratory - 9 week rotation
Exploratory technology class is a beginning course designed to introduce students to different areas of technology. The student will learn to read and interpret ruler and measurement of fractions; use drafting equipment to draw geometric shapes; and study and build airplanes learning the theory of flight and how laws of physics effect flight. Students will learn power equipment and its usage and safe operation, learn technical reading and interpretation of building a wood project; construct a project using power equipment; study the affects thrust, drag, and aerodynamics have on cars; build a car by designing and cutting from a block of wood a CO2 car; and will study and build kites.

Woods I
Each student will learn the fundamentals in cabinet and small project construction, through a practical "hands on experience". During this process safety and correct operation of power equipment will be stressed. Note: Average project costs of the school year will range from 145 to 170 dollars.

Woods II - Woods I required
A high level of skill application used to design, layout, and finish a solid wood cabinet or furniture product. Students will analyze various building techniques, processes and procedures. Note: Average project costs range from 150 to 350 dollars.

Architecture I
Students will draw geometric, orthographic, isometric, and developments of various mechanical objects during the first semester. Second semester students will design and draw a residential house plan.

Architecture II - Architecture I required
Students will draw in detail a complete set of residential house plans; in accordance to requirements and codes. Each student shall design his/her own house.

Auto Cad (Computer-aided drafting)
An exploration of computer-aided drafting and design. Students will study and apply Auto Cad through a practical (hands-on) design/drafting program.

Auto Cad II - Auto Cad I required
A continuation of the computer-aided drafting and design. Students will study and apply Auto Cad's three-dimensional design features.

Construction Class - Students must have completed one or more of the following Industrial Technology courses: Advanced Woods, Architecture, Auto Cad, or by consent of the instructor.
Students shall construct a residential home by being able to identify various building techniques and procedures. Through this process the student will learn to identify parts of framing material and the methods involved assembling. Students will then begin a hands-on practical learning process by actively framing and finishing a residential home. Students will be part of the financing and bookkeeping during the construction phase.