People of Cascadia Family & Homeschool Kits
In response to numerous requests from families who have used these in the past and increased home school education due to Covid19 restrictions, I decided to offer these education kits again, and hope they will help to fill a gap in educational resources for learning about traditional skills at home or in small classes. They are geared for elementary to middle school aged learners, though adults also enjoy them. I have updated this kit with new and expanded activities and learning resources. Supplies and worksheets are provided for creating 10 authentic projects from natural materials, with additional resources for sixteen or more activities with activity worksheets and templates. Cultural context is provided in my book ‘The People of Cascadia- Pacific Northwest Native American History’.
The core kit includes an Activity Booklet with detailed instructions and worksheets, supplies for two learners, and ‘The People of Cascadia’ book. Additional supplies can be ordered in sets of two. I’ve also modified packaging to primarily bio-degradable packaging.
Supplies provided for 10 authentic project activities: Natural Pigments & Painted Beads; Pictographs- Rock Art; Parfleches; Cedar Bark Bracelet; Natural Dyes on Wool; Northwest Weaving with Wool; Cattail Mats; Cordage from Fiber I & II; Stone Tools- Knives; Chisels, Spears; Totem Pole Designs; Seasonal Rounds Calendar.
Additional Activities include: Plant Pressings; Seasonal Observations; Traditional Snack Plate & Native Plant Teas; Medicine Pouch (from Weaving with Wool project); Summer Shelter Diorama (from Cattail Mats project), more….
Lead times will be quoted at time of order, but generally 14-21 days, so please plan ahead.
People of Cascadia Family/ Homeschool Core Kit: $160; Supplies and materials for two learners; OR one learner and one educator; Activity Book and ‘The People of Cascadia’ book*.
Additional Learners: $80.00– Supplies for the 10 Project Activities; for Two learners**- (only sold with Core Kit)
*I consider ‘The People of Cascadia’ book an important component of this kit and don’t want to sell the kits without one as a reference, but if you already have one, send me a photo of yours after I confirm your order, and I’ll refund $25+tax from the core kit pricing. Or consider getting it anyway and gifting it to someone!
** In order to keep these kits manageable and viable for me, I am only offering additional sets in increments of 2, Remember that educators will enjoy making these too, and gives experience to help in teaching.