America has such a rich history of crafts, brought to our shores from many countries around the world. I found a very large collection of free lesson plans for K-12 on crafts, or practical skills, such as weaving, basketry, pottery and more.
The lesson plans include historical information on the skill, and they include hands-on projects. There is much more to these – they even tell us which subjects are being taught in each lesson, for example: Quilts and the Underground Railroad, Grades 4-5; Subject: Art; Related Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Geometry
Visit Craft Revival to view the free practical skills and lesson plans, separated by elementary & middle school grades and high school grades.
This is such a treasure trove – I hope you’ll check it out!