• Lenape Regional High School District

    Woodworking II, Level 4 Course of Study

    BOE Approved 2006


    Table of Contents


    Members of Revision Committee


    Statement of Purpose


    Program of Studies Description


    Core Content Standards


    Textbook and Resource Materials


    Course Objectives/Activities


    Content Outline/Timeline



    Members of Revision Committee










    Charles L. Markovitz


    Cherokee South



    Mike Johnston





    Mike Malloy
















    Statement of Purpose:


                The purpose of all curriculum guides is to provide direction for instruction.  They identify the written outcomes in a subject and /or grade as the basis for classroom activities and student assessment.  In order to achieve maximum understanding, the objectives identified as learning outcomes must be written clearly and reflect the specific learning and behavior which are expected.


                Objectives are written as major outcomes and stated to require critical thinking. Teachers should understand that they must make careful decisions about the specific sub skills and prior learning needed to reach these objectives.  These professionals are encouraged to reflect with others teaching the same curriculum for this purpose and also to identify the most appropriate resources and methods of assessment.  The assessments are directly aligned with the objectives.  Therefore, the objectives in this guide are designed to provide direction to the teacher in order to facilitate instructional planning.


                All teachers, parents and students should be informed of the expected outcomes (i.e. objectives) for the subject and/or grade level.

    Program of Studies Description:


    Reinforces the basics of hand tools, safety and measurement. Teaches a more in depth understanding of machine woodworking, including production lines.  Project selection and grading will reflect the students’ individual talents.


    Core Content Standards for :


    Can be found at http://www.state.nj.us/njded/cccs/


    Descriptive Statement: Using computer applications and technology tools students will conduct research, solve problems, improve learning, achieve goals, and produce products and presentations in conjunction with standards in all content areas, including career education and consumer family, and life skills. They will also develop, locate, summarize, organize, synthesize, and evaluate information for lifelong learning.


    Descriptive Statement: The following indicators are based on the Standards for Technological Literacy (STL, 2000) and support the National Academy of Engineering’s (2002) call for students to gain technological literacy. Students will be expected to understand the various facets of technology and the design process. They will analyze and evaluate design options and then apply the design process to solve problems. A systems perspective is employed to emphasize the interconnectedness of all knowledge and the impact of technology and technological change. Students will be expected to use technology as it applies to physical systems, biological systems, and information and communication systems. The intent at the elementary and middle school levels is that all students develop technological literacy and are prepared for the option of further study in the field of technology education. At the elementary level, the foundation for technology education is found in the science standards, particularly standards 5.2 and 5.4.

    Textbook and Resource Materials – Identify on-line resources as well: 


    Wood Technology& Processes, Glencoe, McGraw-Hill

    Modern Woodworking, Goodheart-Willcox

    Fine Woodworking Magazine

    Woodworker’s Journal Magazine

    Better Homes and Gardens, Wood Magazine

    New Yankee Workshop.com

    Videos – Bowl turning with Del Stubbs – Taunton Press, c1985

                   Router jigs and techniques with Bernie Maas and Howard Fortune - Taunton Press, c1986

                   Turning Wood with Richard Raffan - Taunton Press, c1986

                   Mastering your band saw with Mark Duginske - Taunton Press, c1992

                   Mastering your Table saw with Kelly Mehler - Taunton Press, c1992

                   Radial arm saw joinery with Curtis Erpelding - Taunton Press, c1985

                   Router joinery with Gary Rogowski - Taunton Press, c1996

                   Turning Projects with Richard Raffin - Taunton Press, c1991



    Course Objectives/Activities:


    Tip:  Objectives must be aligned to the Core Curriculum Content Standards.  This section must include technology infusion, multiculturalism, reading and writing across the curriculum, critical thinking, HSPA/SAT, and career awareness.


    Objective 1:

                The learners will understand and be able to demonstrate safe work practices.



    Activities to meet objective:

    • Participate in lecture and discussion
    • Completion of worksheets for each procedure and machine
    • Watch videos and demonstrations of safety in the workplace and home



                The learners will be assessed on safety concepts through objective tests and teacher observation of daily classroom activities. Each student will give a safety lesson on an assigned machine. Students will complete a safety checklist for each machine and procedure. (See sample attachment)

    Objective 2:

                The learner will develop an understanding of woodworking using hand and machine tools and the technological advances throughout the different eras.


    Activities to meet objective:

    • Written assignments – i.e.: tool test and procedure test (sample of hand tool attached)
    • Reading assignments
    • Viewing videos – see above list for sample videos
    • Demonstrations on how to use each hand tool and machine.



                The learners will be assessed on the objectives in the course outline by any combination of the following:

    • Completion of worksheets i.e. utility box layout, cutting, joinery, assembly
    • Objective tests
    • Teacher observation – rubric on projects  (see sample rubric attached)
    • Course exam

    Objective 3:

                The learners will develop a technological vocabulary and display knowledge of technological terms through problem solving activities.

    Activities to meet objective:

    • Work sheets – list steps to build utility box, cutting board, table and chair.
    • Reading assignments
    • Hands on activities – project building – teacher assigned projects and independent designed projects with teacher approval



    • Completion of worksheets and projects as graded against standards of the project rubric
    • Student taught lessons on machines and procedures
    • Course exam


    Objective 4: The learners will develop an understanding of the design process and materials used.


    Activities to meet objective:

    ·        Using the same design change the grain and check for strength

    ·        Using same design change the materials i.e. pine, poplar, maple, plywood, masonite.

    ·        Show elements of design, Shaker, 17th century, Modern


    ·        Project completion – for example: folding field chair from civil war era, simple end table shaker style, candle box, five board bench, and band saw lamp.

    ·        Teacher observation using project rubric

    ·        Objective tests


    Objective 5:

                The learners will develop an understanding of the assembly line process.


    Activities to meet objective:

    The learners will develop their proficiency through class assigned projects.  Such assignments may include:

    • Design of project – example tic-tac-toe board, corner cabinet, desk set, planter, letter box
    • Division of tasks – assignment of stations/tasks for each phase of cutting, construction and finish of the project
    • Designing of flow for cutting, assembly, and finishing



    • Teacher observation – as students set up and participate in the actual assembly line process
    • Project completion – as compared to the project rubric
    • Written analysis of what went right and wrong within the process



     Objective 6: 

                The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the steps involved in problem solving


    Activities to meet objective:

          The learners will develop their proficiency of the problem solving process through assigned course activities

    • Participate in lecture and discussion
    • Work sheets (see attached system diagram for problem solving)
    • Hands on Projects – example go,  no-go gages, jigs for quality control



    • Teacher observation  - set against project rubric and student assigned goals for quality and quantity
    • Completion of worksheets – using the problem solving diagram - fill out specifics on the assigned project
    • Course exam
    • Activity solving – Did goal setting and quality guide get met?  What went right/wrong?



    Objective 7:


    The learner will develop an awareness of woodworking related careers


    Activities to meet objective:

    Individual assignments may include:

    • Viewing videos showing careers at work i.e. Home Time, This Old House, American Builder
    • Lectures and discussions of occupations
    • Guest speakers



    • Objective tests – What person/career would perform this duty? Pattern maker, lumber tech, carpenter, cabinet maker, miller worker
    • Student reports on careers
    • Course exam


    Objective 8:


    The learner will develop critical thinking skills as related to class assigned problem-solving activities.


    Activities to meet objective:

     The learners will be able to solve, implement, and provide feedback to assigned activities.



    The learners will be assessed on the course objectives in the course outline by any combination of the following:

    • Performance criteria of activities
    • Completion of work sheets
    • Objective tests
    • Teacher observation
    • Course exam



    Content Outline/Timeline


    1.  Topic    General safety with specific safety on each machine and procedure          1 Week Allotted for general


    2.  Topic    Hand tools- safety, use                                                                                   1 Week Allotted


    1. Topic   Machines- safety, set up, use                                                                         8 Weeks Allotted


    4.   Topic Cutting and shaping                                                                                       1Week Allotted


    1. Topic   Fastening                                                                                                       2 Weeks Allotted


    6.   Topic Sanding                                                                                                            1 Week Allotted


    7.   Topic   Finishing                                                                                                       2 Weeks Allotted


    8.   Topic   Design                                                                                                            2 Weeks Allotted


    9.   Topic   Assembly Line                                                                                                4 Weeks Allotted


    10. Topic   Flow                                                                                                               2 Weeks Allotted


    11. Topic   Problem solving                                                                                              3 Week Allotted





    Band Saw or Scroll Saw


    1. Always get permission from the teacher to use the band saw
    2. Wear safety goggles or a face shield when using the band saw.  Check with the teacher to see if you need to wear ear protection.
    3. Make adjustments with the power off.
    4. Use both hands and keep fingers at least 4” away from the blade.
    5. Keep upper guide within ¼” from the material being cut.
    6. Saw curves gradually.  Sudden twists may break the blade.  Make relief cuts if necessary.
    7. If the blade breaks, turn the power off and step back.
    8. Avoid backing out of cuts with the power on.
    9. Do not cut cylindrical stock without a V-block clamp.
    10. Remove scrap pieces from the table only after the blade has stopped.
    11. Do not leave the machine until the blade has stopped.





    Project Rubric


    Each area of the rubric is graded on a point scale of 1 to 5.  One being the least score and five being the highest score.



    1. Following the plans (grain of the wood going the correct way)            1          2          3          4          5


    2. Accuracy of measurement.                                                                1          2          3          4          5


    3 Joinery- Tight fitting, no gaps, accurate.                                              1          2          3          4          5


    4. Assembly (screws counter sunk or counter bored correctly)  1          2          3          4          5


    5.Sanding- With the grain, No sanding scratches, machine marks,          1          2          3          4          5

       Walk through the grits 80-120-220.


    6. Finishing-Staining-even finish, no drips, smooth.                                 1          2          3          4          5


    7. Clear top coat- Even finish, no drips, smooth.                                    1          2          3          4          5


    8. On Time                                                                                           1          2          3          4          5




    The Problem Solving System


    Step 1: Define the Problem


    Step 2: Set goals.


    Step 3: Develop alternatives.


    Step 4: Select the best solution.


    Step 5: Implement the solution.


    Step 6: Evaluate the results and make changes.