Create to Learn Unit 2, Lesson 1: Moccasin Making

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Lesson 1: Moccasin Making (Carly Chartier) CREATE TO LEARN Lesson 1: Moccasin Making (Carly Chartier) Unit 2: Cultural Creations and Business CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut • Entrepreneurship 11 • Entrepreneurship 12 • Aboriginal Studies 10,20,30 • Knowledge and Employability • Fabrics • Special Projects 10,11,12 British Columbia and Yukon • Entrepreneurship and Marketing 10 • Textiles 10 • Textiles 11 • Textiles 12 • E-Commerce 12 • Career-Life Education Ontario • Career Studies • Business Studies 9, 10 • Business Studies 11, 12 • First Nation, Metis and Inuit Studies 9-12 DURATION 2-3 Hours OVERVIEW Throughout this lesson, students will be exposed to various local and national moccasin makers while exploring their mission statements, products, materials, price ranges and advertising. Students will then have the opportunity to create a pair of moccasins while demonstrating the qualities of a successful businessperson including maintaining a positive attitude, setting goals, achieving outcomes and respecting the workspace. As an option, stu- dents may also organize a fundraising event and sell the items they create to raise funds for a cause they are passionate about. MATERIALS • Internet Connection • Moccasin Making Materials: fleece liner, fur, soft measuring tape, needle for hand sewing, thread and sewing scissors • "Moccasin Making Self-Assessment" Rubric CREATE TO LEARN ACTIVATE: EXPLORING INDIGENOUS MOCCASIN MAKERS Begin by asking the class if they know of any Indigenous moccasin makers. Make a list on the board. Try to include both local community members and larger businesses. Next, have students conduct internet research to answer the following: 1. Does this person/business have a mission statement? What is it? 2. What types of products do they sell? 3. What kinds of materials do you think they use? 4. What is the price range of their products? Lesson Plan

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