Mankind has long sought shelter from the elements, and being inside in past centuries meant there was little light no matter the time of day. When fire was first tamed, it provided just enough light to see. Candles were a refinement of this principle, but they were also just barely...

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Communications have advanced significantly in the last few decades, and knowledge has a new outlet to spread itself across the globe. Anyone with an online connection can now study subjects that used to be restricted to specialized classes, and many people have taken advantage of this situation. Some people are...

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Industrial art classes are designed to teach students how to work with materials to produce a finished product, but they are not necessarily designed to teach them to be creative. Many of the students begin with simple projects, and their goal is to learn how to handle tools and work...

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The basics of working in metal are often taught during industrial arts classes in school, and it has been a class dominated by young men. Times are changing, and these classes are becoming more co-educational. This gives children of both genders a chance to explore the world of metal working,...

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Shop classes around the world have been taught for centuries, and wood is a favorite material to use. It is versatile, can be worked quickly and a wide variety of projects can be made from it. Students begin by learning how to build simple projects, and they progress to more...

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