ADST Woodworking in the Classroom (Grades 4-7)

The Elementary Woodshop, a Vancouver Island company, has designed a woodworking program for students in K-7 to address the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies (ADST) curriculum.  Teachers with no woodworking experience can now teach ADST with pre-cut, pre-drilled woodworking kits for their students accompanied by cross-curricular workbooks. Numerous subjects are included in each workbook and all have a lesson in Aboriginal perspectives and knowledge and introduce students to hands-on learning and the world of trade careers.  The Elementary Woodshop will be offering workshops at Tapestry 2019 and teachers will have the opportunity to build their own confidence in woodworking by building a project.

Participants in the Intermediate Teacher workshop will build a bird feeder. Everything is supplied for a fun and valuable lesson that will build confidence in woodworking with your students. Each workshop is limited to 24 participants. 

Please drop by our table and see the woodworking projects students across BC are building and our door prize of 24 locomotive kits for your class!

Target Audience

Intermediate Teachers


12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Room 223

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  • Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas, B.Ed., a retired woodworking teacher, brings woodworking to the elementary classroom with woodworking kits and accompanying cross-curricular workbooks.  Peter has experience teaching high school, managing a hospital therapeutic woodworking program and a woodworking program for developmentally challenged adults. Peter has developed a K-7 ADST woodworking program for teachers with no woodworking experience.  The woodworking kits include everything to build the projects; pre-cut, pre-drilled wood pieces, sanding blocks and sandpaper, nails/screws and glue where required. Illustrated assembly instructions are thorough and easy to follow; workbooks contain lessons in subjects such as drafting, math, materials technology, science and Aboriginal perspectives and knowledge related to the woodworking project. The grade 6 and 7 workbooks include a component in entrepreneurship and there is a focus on introducing students to trade careers.  Peter is delighted to see teachers gain confidence in teaching woodworking in the classroom and see the outcome for students as they develop important skills.  To learn more about this woodworking program visit