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Houses & Buildings - UPHOLSTERER

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Kids Furniture - would an upholsterer be bothered?

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

1. Have a look kids furniture at the Toys R Us website

Toys R Us

2. Explore the range of chairs for kids.

3. Work out a new design for a kid's chair!

What fabric would you use? How would it be padded?

 



"While at the Sofa Factory"

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

1. Have a look at the Poem: "While at the Sofa Factory"  Reading

2. What is so funny about this poem?

3. Make up another verse or another poem along the same theme

 

 

 

Car Upholstery: Vinyl or Leather? What would you choose?

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

 

1. Do you have a preference for vinyl or leather in your family car or when you will buy a car? Why? Discuss with a partner - preferably one who has a different preference to yours.

2. Read the following articles with your partner: Reading

Angie's list

Angie's Blog
Innovations Auto Interiors

Innovations Auto Interiors

3. Draw up a list of pros and cons for each fabric from these articles.

Leather Vinyl
Pros Cons Pros Cons
       

4. Have you thought of other pros and cons that the authors of these articles didn't consider?

Discussion

5. Discuss as a class the ethics of using animal materials (leather) for use in our cars.

6. Read the following article from The Conversation 22 November 2016  and apply the thinking to car leather. Reading

The Conversation

Is it reasonable to think "Kombucha Leather" could be mass produced?

Should it be called "Leather"?

 

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