Hands-On History 

Hands-on history provides our viewers with a topic pertaining to history or cultures around the world. The presentation is then followed by a craft activity. The crafts shown are selected in accordance with the short history/cultural presentation.

Digital Program 

About: Explore Norwegian culture and the traditions of basket making. In this video learn how to make paper Christmas baskets. 

What you need: 

Red and white paper, scissors 

Download: Christmas Heart Basket Template 

About: Explore the history of the Japanese Tsuru (Japanese crane) and learn how to make an origami crane. 

What you need:

8 x 8 paper (any color or paper will do)

About Lauri

Lauri Cherian is an educator, teaching English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education for over 25 years.  She is a Washington State native, but has been transplanted to South Texas for the last 30 years. Lauri has a Master’s degree in Language Acquisition Education from the University of Houston and a Bachelor’s in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Washington State University. She enjoys acting in Community Theater, singing, playing the piano, travel, and writing.  She and her husband Jacob have three adventuresome adult children and a dog named Scout.