Our interdisciplinary standards-based Education Guides, written to support middle and high school curricula, feature artists, objects and segments from the Craft in America episodes. Download lesson plans that educate, involve, and inform students about how craft plays a role in their lives, with connections to American history and culture, philosophies and science, social causes and social action. We’ve included links to videos and ways to learn more. Lessons can be personalized based on age and interests to inspire creativity in the classroom and beyond.
In this lesson, students will view the Preston Singletary segment from the NATURE episode of the PBS series Craft in America. Students will hear from the artist, the team of assistants that help with his glasswork, and independent curator... MORE »
In this lesson, students will view the segment on artist and educator Therman Statom in the TEACHERS episode. The episode highlights how Statom encourages students’ investigation of their heritage, their understanding of self, and their connections to others as topics... MORE »
In this lesson, students will explore the work of weaver Jim Bassler and learn about the basic techniques of weaving. Students will view the ORIGINS segment of Craft in America featuring Bassler. They will discuss the role of technology... MORE »
In this lesson, students will study the woodturning tradition of three generations of the Moulthrop family. Students will watch Craft In America: FAMILY, featuring the Moulthrops. The class will focus on how the members of Moulthrop family support each... MORE »