Let’s talk kindness! This collection is in honor of Fred Rogers from Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Mister Rogers taught children and adults emotional management, acceptance, tolerance, love and how to deal with the feelings inside that we just can’t put our finger on. He gave his advice to educators and members of the community to take a holistic approach to teaching the whole child and their spectrum of understanding. These lessons focus on expanding the educational topics of digital fabrication to social emotional ones as well.

3D Printed Mister Rogers Neighborhood Trolley

In this lesson students will design a 3D model of Mister Rogers Neighborhood Trolley. We will be looking at how he took a stand against racial inequality in 1969 when…

143 Pittsburgh’s Day of Kindness Vinyl Stickers

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Mister Rogers Sweater Keychain

In this lesson students will design sweater keychains in honor of Mister Rogers. We will be looking at how his work in helping children develop socio-emotional skills inspired congress to…

about Wonderings from Pittsburgh

Mister Rogers spent his entire adult life teaching his audience racial justice, how to deal with difficult life events, and how to be kind to one another. I believe that it is our obligation as educators to democratize education to its fullest extent. The way I have found to do so is in bringing the life lessons that Mister Rogers taught me into the classroom.

IN THIS COLLECTION

These lessons are directly related to Mister Rogers and his ideological sensibilities on education and emotions. The first is a vinyl sticker that has the symbolic “143” on it. Mister Rogers always kept his weight at 143 pounds because there is one letter in “I”, four letters in “love”, and three letters in “you”. Next is a lesson outlining how to laser cut a keychain out of his beloved sweaters, which were all hand sewn by his mother. In the lesson we take a look at how he accomplished receiving 20 million dollars in funding for PBS just by discussing the emotional learning he did on his show with congress. And finally, a lesson to 3D print the famous trolley from his show taking the viewers into the “land of make-believe” while discussing the stand he took against racial injustice in the late 1960s.

 


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Community contributed lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  offer formal educators innovative pathways to teaching content knowledge. The Fab I Can Statements are a resource to develop technology-literate learning progressions to align with content standards.

FAB TESTED

Periodically lessons are adapted and tested by the Fab Foundation team based on a call for submissions from fabbers, educators, and makers.  Our inaugural set of lessons for the SCOPES-DF project were Fab Tested in 2016 and are tagged Fab Tested on the website.

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