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Journeyman & Master Badges

After receiving initial lessons in various areas, students choose those in which they would like to deepen their understanding & hone their skills by pursuing first a Journeyman & then a Master Badge. 

Badge requirements require commitment & hard work, & the completion of a badge is equivalent to passing a series of exams & demonstrating a level of mastery.

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Journeyman & Master Badge Requirements

for the 2021-22 school year

Book Binding

JOURNEYMAN:

  • JOURNEYMAN:

  • Produce 3 well-done cardstock bound, 24 page journals in sizes 3x3, 3x5, and 4x4

  • Produce 2 well-done longstitch journals

  • Produce 2 well-done longstitch journals with binding design & button

  • Create a well-done book cover (front & back) out of cardboard covered with paper

  • Create a well-done 5x7” book cover (front & back) out of cardboard covered with fabric

  • Create a well-done 5x7” book cover (front & back) out of book board covered with paper

  • Create a well-done 5x7” book cover (front & back) out of book board covered with fabric

  • Create a 5x7” template with at least 4 holes for hole-punching the spine

  • Create 5 well-done 5x7” Coptic-stitch bound journals with 5 signatures of 5 pages each

MASTER:

coming soon....

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Sewing

​JOURNEYMAN:

  • Design (submit an in-color drawing for approval)  & create a headband with felt flower(s)

  • Design (submit an in-color drawing for approval) & create a pair of hair barrettes

  • Create a pin-cushion corsage (pg.28) 

  • Design (submit an in-color drawing for approval) & create a zippered pillow case

  • Design (submit an in-color drawing for approval) and create a zippered, lined storage bag

  • Design (submit an in-color drawing for approval) & create an Eyeglasses case (pg 108) 

  • Design (submit an in-color drawing for approval) & create a tote bag (pg 84)

  • Design (submit an in-color drawing for approval) & create a sock doll (pg 68)

MASTER:

coming soon....

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Ceramics

JOURNEYMAN:

  • Make a signature stamp

  • Make 5 decorative stamps

  • Make a coil pot with textured design (to be sold)

  • Make a pinch pot votive holder shaped like a dove (to be sold)

  • Submit a design and make a slab candle box  (to be sold)

  • Submit a design & make a slab box with a lid (to be sold)

  • Produce a well-made slip-cast mug

  • Produce a well-made slip-cast lidded jar

  • Produce a well-made slip-cast jewellery box

  • Produce a well-made slip-cast of your choosing

MASTER:

coming soon...

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Jewelry Making

JOURNEYMAN:

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: Bead weaving – earrings

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: Bead weaving – pouch

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: Chainmail – bracelet, earring, or necklace

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: Wire Ring with Bead

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: String beads with crimping beads – necklace or anklet

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example:  well-made wire wrapped link chain necklaces with clasp

  • Get designs approved for 2 different types of cluster earrings & create them

  • Get a design approved for 2 pairs of earrings & create them 

MASTER:

coming soon....

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Rosary Making

JOURNEYMAN:

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: Corded rosary without beads

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: Corded rosary with beads

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: wire chain rosary

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: one decade pocket rosary

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: wire wrapped rosary bracelet

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: rosary bracelet

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: auto rosary

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: wedding rosary

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

  • Get a design approved & demonstrate the following technique with a well-made example: Franciscan Crown Rosary

MASTER:

coming soon....

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Wood Working

JOURNEYMAN:

  • 1. Explain to your guide the hazards you are most likely to encounter while woodworking, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, or lessen these hazards.

  • 2. Show that you know first aid for, and the prevention of, injuries or illnesses that could occur while woodworking, including eye injuries, minor and major cuts,

  • 3. Explain and demonstrate the proper use of all the woodworking power tools in the shop including safety hazards and required PPE.

  • 4. Describe how timber is grown, harvested, and milled. Tell how lumber is cured, seasoned, graded, and sized.

  • 5. Research six kinds of wood useful in woodworking. Describe the chief qualities of each. Give the best uses of each.

  • 6. Using the circular saw, and measuring tools, create a replacement slat for one of the outdoor folding chairs.

  • 7. Build a simple rabbet joint box with a lid. Finished box should be sanded, stained, and square, without any large gaps.

  • 8. Brainstorm with our guide to figure out if there is any woodworking project you could do that would benefit the school in some way.

  • 9. Design and build that beneficial project as a gift to the school. Include scale 2-D technical drawings, a materials list, and an estimated budget.

MASTER:

1. Research career opportunities in woodworking and describe the education, training, and

experience required for this profession.

2. Design and build a product that could be sold in the Black Arrow Market.

3. Design and build a completely original and particularly difficult woodworking project. This

project should include the use of multiple woodworking tools, joinery techniques, and a high-

quality finish. (Keep in mind, this project will either be donated to the school, or sold in the Black Arrow Market.)

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Welding
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JOURNEYMAN:

  • 1. Safety:  a. Explain to your guide the hazards you are most likely to encounter while welding, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, or lessen these hazards. b. Describe the appropriate safety gear and clothing that must be worn when welding.

  • 2. First Aid: a. Show that you know first aid for, and the prevention of, injuries or illnesses that could occur while welding, including electrical shock, eye injuries, burns, minor and major cuts, and exposure to hazardous chemicals

  • 3. Explain and demonstrate the proper care and storage of welding equipment, tools, and PPE.

  • 4. Explain and demonstrate the proper use of the angle grinder including safety hazards and required PPE.

  • 5. Properly set up for a weld.

  • 6. Make 10, 4” long, straight weld beads

  • 7. Mark your initials on a piece of metal using soapstone and weld a bead over your markings

  • 8. Tack two metal plates together in a butt joint, then weld the two plates together

  • 9. Explain how MIG, FLUX, TIG, and Stick welding works.

  • 10. Demonstrate how to properly replace a spool of MIG or FLUX core wire in the Hobart MIG welder.

  • 11. Explain the importance of shielding gas in MIG welding.

  • 12. Tack two plates together in a T joint, have a guide inspect it, then weld the two plates together in a T joint on both sides. Use the grinder to clean your T joint welds.

  • 13. Tack two plates together in a lap joint, have a guide inspect it, then weld the two plates together in a lap joint on both sides. Use the grinder to clean your lap joint welds.

  • 14. Cut out 6 square steel plates. Prep, and weld the 6 plates into a cube. Use the grinder to clean all welds.

  • 15. Brainstorm with our guide to figure out if there is any welding project you could do that would benefit the school in some way.

  • 16. Design and build that beneficial project as a gift to the school. Include scale 2-D technical drawings, a materials list, and an estimated budget.

 

MASTER:

1. Research career opportunities in welding and describe the education, training, and experience

required for this profession.

2. Describe why metal rusts and different methods of preventing that process.

3. Design and build a product that could be sold in the Black Arrow Market.

4. Design and build a completely original and particularly difficult welding project. This project

should include the use of multiple joint types and angles. (Keep in mind, this project will either

be donated to the school, or sold in the Black Arrow Market.)

5. Once your project from part 4 is completed and approved by a guide, protect your piece from

rust using a rust prevention method you described in part 2.

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Mechanics

JOURNEYMAN:

  • 1.  Explain to your guide the hazards you are most likely to encounter while working on combustion engine powered machines, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, or lessen these hazards.

  • 2.  Describe the safety equipment, tools, and proper clothing used while checking or repairing a machine.

  • 3.  Automotive maintenance: a. Review the maintenance chart in the owner's manual. Explain the requirements and time limits. b. Demonstrate how to check the following: brake fluid, engine oil, coolant, power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid, transmission fluid, battery fluid (if possible), and condition of the battery terminals. c. Locate the fuse boxes; determine the type and size of fuses. Demonstrate how to properly replace burnt-out fuses. d. Demonstrate how to check the condition and tension of belts and hoses. e. Check the vehicle for proper operation of its lights, including the interior overhead lights, instrument lights, warning lights, and exterior bulbs. f. Locate and check the air filter(s). g. Explain the purpose, importance, and limitations of safety belts and passive restraints. h. Explain clear-coat paint and the precautions necessary for care. Clean a vehicle, both inside and out, and wax the exterior.

  • 4. Tires: a. Explain the difference between tire manufacturer's and vehicle manufacturer's specifications and show where to find them. b. Demonstrate how to check pressure and properly inflate a tire. Check the spare tire and make sure it is ready for use. c. Explain why wheel alignment is important to the life of a tire. Explain camber, caster, and toe-in adjustments on wheel alignment. d. Explain the purpose of the lateral-wear bar indicator. e. Locate the manufacturer's jack. Use the jack to demonstrate how to engage the jack correctly on the vehicle, then change a tire correctly.

  • 5. Engine: a. Explain how an internal combustion engine operates. Tell the differences between gasoline 4-stroke, 2-stroke, and diesel engines. Explain how a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle is powered. b. Explain the purpose of engine oil. Explain the API service code, the SAE number, and the viscosity rating.  c. Explain where to find the recommended oil type and the amount of oil to be used in the vehicle's engine. d. Perform an oil change and replace the oil filter on a vehicle. Explain how to properly dispose of the used oil and filter.

  • 6. Cooling system: a. Explain the need for coolant in the cooling system, and the importance of selecting the correct coolant type for a given vehicle. b. Explain how to flush and change the engine coolant in the vehicle, and how to properly dispose of the used coolant.

  • 7. Fuel system: a. Explain how the air and fuel systems work together and why it is necessary to have an air filter and fuel filter. b. Explain how a fuel injection system works and how it compares to a carbureted system.

  • 8. Ignition and electrical systems: a. Explain the parts of the electrical system. b. Explain the engine's firing order. c. Explain how a spark plug works and the purpose of the spark gap. d. Demonstrate how to locate, and safely remove and replace a spark plug from a vehicle. e. Demonstrate how to safely connect jumper cables to your car battery.

  • 9. Drive Train: a. Explain the difference between front-wheel, rear- wheel, all-wheel, and four-wheel drive. b. Diagram all the parts of one of the drive trains listed in part a. This should include some or all of the following: engine, transmission, transfer case, drive shafts, differentials, and axles. Use your diagram to explain how power is transferred from the engine to the wheels. c. Explain the difference between automatic and standard transmissions. d. Explain the types of lubricants used in an automatic transmission, standard transmission and in the differential and transfer case.

  • 10. Brake System: a. Explain the brake system (including anti-lock systems) and how it operates. b. Explain the differences between disc and drum brake systems. c. Demonstrate how to check the condition of a vehicle's brake system. After checking make recommendations for repairs (if necessary).

  • 11. Determine the value of three different vehicles you are interested in purchasing. One must be new, and one must be used; the third vehicle can be new or used. For each vehicle, estimate the cost of insurance. Pick one of the three vehicles you chose and determine its operating cost per mile and discuss what you learned with your guide.

MASTER :

  • 1. Suspension and steering: a. Identify all front and rear end components of a vehicle. b. Explain how the different components of a suspension system work. c. List the three common types of mechanical springs used in a vehicle’s suspension and how they work. d. Describe and compare the two most common power steering systems (rack and pinion, and gear box)

  • 2. Explain the pros and cons of forced induction. Describe how turbochargers, and superchargers work.

  • 3. Brainstorm with your guide to identify a minor project you can undertake to improve the school’s project vehicle. Create a plan, materials list, and budget for your project.

  • 4. Complete the project. Stick to your plan to the best of your ability, if your plan needs to change, present a new plan to your guide. Do NOT simply fall behind and fail to finish your project using your original plan.

  • 5. Brainstorm with your guide to identify a major project you can undertake to improve the school’s project vehicle. Using what you learned while completing your minor project, create a plan, materials list, and budget for your project.

  • 6. Complete the project. Stick to your plan to the best of your ability, if your plan needs to change, present a new plan to your guide. Do NOT simply fall behind and fail to finish your project using your original plan.

  • 7. Find out about three career opportunities in the automotive industry. Pick one and find out about the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your guide and explain why this profession might interest you.

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Beyond Botany

JOURNEYMAN:

  • Build Simple Garden Bed

  • Make Compost and Soil

  • Identify 25 Plants 

  • Propagate by Seed

  • Propagate by Root/Rhizome Division

  • Propagate by Stem Cutting 

  • Make a Decoction

  • Make Herbal Infusion

  • Plant Garden Bed

  • Make Meal from Garden Bed 

  • Grow & Harvest: Tomatoes, Basil, Onions,

  • Grow Mushrooms

  • Make Mozzarella Cheese from Raw Milk

  • Grind Wheat Make Sourdough Crust

 

MASTER:

  • Build and Plant Herbal Garden Bed

  • Identify 50 Plants

  • Propagate via Grafting, Layering

  • Brew LAB

  • Brew Compost Tea 

  • Use Microscope to Identify three Soil Organism Categories; Protozoa, Fungi, etc..

  • Make OHN in Korean Natural Farming

  • Make Calcium in Korean Natural Farming

  • Create a Garden Plan for Succession

  • Build Hoop Tunnels or Greenhouse

  • Build Passive Watering System for Beds

  • Plant and Harvest Chinese Cabbage, Onions, Cucumbers, Carrots 

  • Make Kimchi (Use Habaneros from last season)

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Poetry
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JOURNEYMAN:

  • Memorize and recite Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”

  • Memorize and recite Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29

  • Memorize and recite Shelley’s “Ozymandius”

  • Memorize and recite Keat’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn”

  • Memorize and recite Longfellow’s “A Psalm of Life”

  • Memorize and recite Donne’s Sonnet 10

  • Memorize and recite Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

  • Memorize and recite Hopkin’s “As Kingfishers Catch Fire”

  • Memorize and recite Achebe’s “Answer”

  • Memorize and recite Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death”

  • Memorize and recite Hildegard of Bingen’s “O Viridissima Virga”

  • Memorize and recite Hopkin’s “That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection”

  • Memorize and recite Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade”

  • Memorize and recite Whitman’s “Oh Captain, My Captain!”

MASTER:

  • Memorize and recite the St. Crispin’s Day Speech (Henry V, Act 4. Sc. 3)

  • Memorize and recite Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act III, Scene I

  • Memorize and recite the entirety of “The Lady of Shallot” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  • Memorize and Recite Milton’s  “On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity”

  • Memorize and recite T. S. Eliot’s “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock”

  • Memorize and recite MaCaulay’s “Horatio at the Bridge”

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Shop/Book Keeping
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JOURNEYMAN:

  • create an accounting notebook

  • The Accounting Game work

  • list, sticker & price new items for the shop

  • inventory all shop items, matching their item number in the book to their item number on their sticker, confirming that they are priced correctly

 

MASTER:

  • coming soon

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Candle Making
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JOURNEYMAN:

  • pour 5 candles evenly without flaws

  • learn at what temperature wax melts

  • learn at what temperature you need to add essential oils

  • learn about natural dyes and how to add them to the wax

 

MASTER:

  • coming soon

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Farm to Table

JOURNEYMAN:

  • help slaughter and de-feather a rooster

  • slaughter, de-feather, and clean out a rooster

  • fish for game; skin & prepare fish for cooking; cook fish

  • observe & assist in slaughtering hogs; help prepare sausage & cuts of meat to sell

  • practice bow hunting small animals (rabbits or squirrels); skin & prepare small animals for cooking; cook

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Calligraphy
  • coming in 2022-23

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Leather Working
  • coming in 2022-23

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Embroidery
  • coming in 2022-23

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