Make String the Ancient Way: A Survival Skill.
Ever run out of string? You never know when you might need it to survive. In this one time class exploring understanding world history and archaeology of string before learning this ancient skill to make your own - so you never run out.
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String or cordage has been essential to human life for thousands of years. It is essential to human expansion and survival. It is essential to human expansion and survival. Had a shoe lace snap, tie a raft together or hold up your trousers. In this class we will investigate through discussion and questioning to discover the materials used to make string, and what the earliest evidence for it is. Prepare to have a go! Then join me, an experimental archaeologist, as I demonstrate the step by...
Learners will: Understand how archaeologists use clues from the past. Know the types of materials that can be made into string. Control fine motor skills. Learn how to make string.
Vanessa is an experimental archaeologist and qualified teacher who has been teaching ancient skills to children for more than 15 years.
Learners will be encouraged to use their string in a safe practical way. E.g. as a belt to keep their trousers up.
Raffia, ribbon or dried* fibrous materials such as grasses or flax (at least 10 cm long)- please contact me if you have any questions. Dried materials will need dampening before use, and can be wrapped in a damp cloth.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There is no formal assessment, learners will be given verbal feedback and be engaged in a competition to see how strong their string is.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Videos will include demonstration of the ethical and safe collection of natural fibres.
Vanessa B Archaeologist, explorer, storyteller and creator
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68 completed classes
Hi, my name is Vanessa and I love to learn and to teach. I love seeing learners light up with excitement when they make a break-through. Growing up I spent a lot of time in museums and was influenced by adults who had a passion for learning in...