Unit VIII The Worlds of Work and Play
Lesson 2 Home Work

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            By examining domestic work, skills, and crafts, you uncover traditional learning in

your own home and daily life. You can identify experts      at    home and in the     region    

whose skills contribute to     building     family life and community.     Domestic     crafts vary

from home to     home     and regionally, and you will study domestic     crafts     around the

state. You     will     examine how gender and     age     relate to domestic work     and    

analyze where you     fit     in the scheme of work around the home.

          Work     around     the home is an     integral     part of domestic and     family    

folklife, conveying skills, values,     ways     of behaving, responsibility, and

    connectedness    . Gender and age often     play     a big role in assignment     of     tasks

and responsibilities. Households     harbor     master craftspeople, cooks, repair

    experts    , caregivers, musicians, or gardeners.     Children     learn traditionally by

observation     and     imitation from everyone in     their     households. Some domestic

skills     are     overlooked as areas of expertise     or     dismissed as "women's work"

    yet     require practice, patience, and     skill    , whether baking biscuits, building a

    shed    , tatting lace, or managing a     scout     troop. As in work     outside     the home,

elements of     play     enter domestic work as well.     Quilting     can be entertaining as

    well     as useful; building something     by     hand is satisfying; telling     stories     while

doing household chores     makes     the work go faster;     planning     and tending a

garden     offers     year-round aesthetic and practical     rewards    .