Log Cabin Shoe Box Project
Task: Build a log cabin in a shoe box
Materials: Popsicle sticks, glue, shoe box, decorating material
Date Issued: November 2nd, 2010
Date Due: November 16, 2010
Presentations: November 16, 2010
Students will go to http://www.education.com/activity/article/Popsicle_Stick_Log_Cabin/ to see
information on to make a log cabin. They will then construct their own at home with the help of their
parents, once finished, glue log cabin into a shoe box which should be decorated so that the log cabin is
in the natural settings of the pioneer times. For pictures on what log cabins surroundings looked like
during the pioneer times, go to http://www.blackcreek.ca/experience-the-village/buildings.dot.
Students may also use their Discovering Canadian Pioneers Book to review how pioneers built the log
cabins and what types of materials were used.
What I will be marking for:
Neatness-does the log cabin and the surroundings look neat or does it look messy and
Creativity-how well did you use the materials to create the scene? Did you add extra details to
make it a complete picture?
Complete-is the project complete with all details or is it only partially done?
Presentation- can you speak about how you made it and what you added confidently?
On November 16, you will be presenting your log cabin to the class (inshallah). Your presentation will be
no more than 5 minutes and should include information on;
What materials you used
How you built it
Who helped you
Where did you get your ideas from
What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them
What you learned from this experience.
assess the importance of form, function, strength, and stability in structures through time;
investigate strong and stable structures to determine how their design and materials enable them to perform their load-
describe the communities of early settlers and First Nation peoples in Upper Canada around 1800;
produce three-dimensional works of art that communicate ideas for specific purpose
use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;