Tied Up In Knots

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Challenge scholars to tie knots like a sailor. With help from tutorials and plenty of practice, learners tie the perfect reef knot, clove hitch, bowline and more!

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have knot tying tutorials ready to play in full screen prior to conducting the lesson 
  • Gather a collection of books about sailing oceans and seas, allow pupils to browse them when time permits 
  • Send home a piece of rope along with a copy of the instructions for class members to practice their knot typing skills
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires several pieces of pre-cut rope
  • Describes why tying knots correctly is important to sailors
  • Lists several books to extend the learning experience  
  • Offers pictures alongside details instructions
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