Woven baskets are traditional to the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Baskets were and are used for a variety of purposes from food gathering, preparation, and storage, to garments and ceremonial use, as well as furnishings.

In northern Europe (Germany and Scandinavia), paper folding and weaving is a tradition now commonly associated with holiday preparations. Children are taught how to weave paper as a means for them to stretch their creativity and to teach them patience.

This lesson aims to introduce students to basket weaving and have them think about how to turn a two-dimensional object into a three dimensional basket. Students will be able to find the area of a composite figure composed of two semicircles and a square. They will also create a woven paper basket.