COMING SOON! Caravan in a Box: Master Craft of Venice™ CLASSROOM EDITION

$ 240.00

First in a Series

Explore the History of Technology and Trade

in Class with Your Students and Discover

the Economic Cross-Pollination

which led to the Blossoming of the Renaissance.


     Imagine being a Young Apprentice to a Master Craftsman from Venice, and discovering untold secrets of technology and trade from times gone by, as you work your way up to a Master tradesman, designing unique custom masks that you can sell for a profit!

All this and more is possible when you sign up to receive the first kit in this exciting new series of fun and creative learning adventures, which bridge the past to the present by exploring the history of technology and trade in creative and playful ways!

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Materials needed to make 24 Venetian masks of different styles.

  • 6 Folders of "Guild Master's Secret Templates"
  • 6 Sealed Invitation Letters from Guild Masters
  • 1 36-page Guild Master's Teacher's Guidebook
  • 6 Sets of 50 Italian Word Flashcards
  • 1 Full-size Historical Map of Venice
  • 48 Colorful Mask-making Sheets
  • 24 Coin Purses of "Ducato" Coins
  • 24 Guild Price Tags for Market
  • 6 Secret Membership Questions
  • 24 Guild Membership Cards
  • 6 4-Colored Pens
  • 6 6-inch Rulers
  • 6 Glue Sticks

Students work in one of 6 different guilds, each creating a particular style of mask to be traded in the open market for highest profit. In doing so, they learn the basics of design by following clear step by step instructions. Then they take these steps to the next level by applying what they've learned from the templates to create their own custom designs. The class can then participate in a market day experience, where each guild offers their wares for the highest price, bargaining in Italian, learned from the set of flashcards included in the kit. In the process, kids learn both the craftsmanship and the economic potential of making hand crafted products as well as the history and impact of the medieval guild system and its role in the blossoming of the Renaissance.


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