Wood/Carpentry Shop Safety

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised September 2010

Subject:  Wood/ Carpentry Shop Safety              

Grade:  9-12

Unit:        Safety                                                         

Pacing  36 Weeks

Essential Question(s):

  • What does it mean when a person describes themselves as a carpenter?

Big Idea(s):

  • If you have the right tools, the right measurements you can build anything using wood and building materials


CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in Customize and personalize learning activities to address students’ diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources


Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)




  • Measurement is the universal language and the way that builders and designers communicate.
  • Measurement tools can be mastered by all students.

Accuracy is crucial.



  • Explain why builders need to measure accurately.
  • Demonstrate how to use tapes and other measuring tools.
  • Explain why a construction worker needs to measure accurately.