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* The [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld KOLHS]] challenge path in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has a shop class, where you fight screw golems, out of control bandsaws, deadly vises, [[Franchise/{{Saw}} demonic jigsaws]], and the teacher, [[BlackComedy who loses a finger every time you fight him]] (to the point that a trophy is available for removing ''all'' of them).

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* The [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld KOLHS]] KOLHS challenge path in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has a shop class, where you fight screw golems, out of control bandsaws, deadly vises, [[Franchise/{{Saw}} demonic jigsaws]], and the teacher, [[BlackComedy who loses a finger every time you fight him]] (to the point that a trophy is available for removing ''all'' of them).


* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' sometimes shows the students going to Shop.

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' sometimes shows the students going to Shop.

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* Parodied in ''Film/TheMuppets'', where CoolTeacher Mary apparently teaches auto shop to her ''elementary'' school students.


* In the ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' animated series, Icarus's father Daedalus is the shop teacher at Prometheus Academy. In one episode he considers quitting because the school board won't let him use his own inventions because they're too "edgy," so he is stuck doing the usual mundane shop projects, like birdhouses.

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* In the ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' animated series, ''WesternAnimation/HerculesTheAnimatedSeries'', Icarus's father Daedalus is the shop teacher at Prometheus Academy. In one episode he considers quitting because the school board won't let him use his own inventions because they're too "edgy," so he is stuck doing the usual mundane shop projects, like birdhouses.

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* ''Fanfic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': During the Equestria Girls arc, Vix-Lei gets assigned to being an assistant teacher in one of these, where the students are all working on wood-centered projects like bowls and benches.

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* The Assassins' Guild School in the Literature/{{Discworld}} as written by Creator/AAPessimal teaches shop classes (they were prodded into expanding these by Vetinari, who received an inspection report pointing out the AGS was deficient in hobby, handicraft and shop classes). Being Assassins, woodworking is tailored to how to make and fledge arrows and crossbow quarrels; spearshafts and hafts are also covered, as is the art of adding a hilt and handgrip to a sword; as regrettable little accidents happen, coffin-making is also covered. Meanwile the Metalwork classes cover the arrowheads and blades that go with the artefacts created in Woodwork, and those on the leatherworking module deal with belts, straps, pouches and scabbards. There is even a Stoneworking and Masonry course. Once the right way to wear the apron and the appropriate trouser leg to roll up are dealt with, those on the Masonry module learn how to carve ornamental tombstones with their own names on, date of demise left blank, for now.

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* ''Film/{{Superbad}}'' has a brief scene showing Seth and Evan in shop class. Since they're graduating in two weeks and have already gotten their college plans all sorted out, Evan has just been drilling holes into a piece of wood instead of building something.


* ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'': An AlternateUniverseFic of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the titular academy's various industrial arts classes are taught by Mr. Blackwall, as a nod to the fact that he builds a rocking griffon during original game. After the events of the first story, he opens up the old undercroft and adds a metalsmithing course to the shop class options, and his gifts to his fellow teachers on assorted holidays are usually things he has made himself while teaching the kids.

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* ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'': An AlternateUniverseFic of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the titular academy's various industrial arts classes are taught by Mr. Blackwall, as a nod to the fact that he builds a rocking griffon during original game.in the source material. After the events of the first story, he opens up the old undercroft and adds a metalsmithing course to the shop class options, and his gifts to his fellow teachers on assorted holidays are usually things he has made himself while teaching the kids.


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* ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'': An AlternateUniverseFic of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', The titular academy's various industrial arts classes are taught by Mr. Blackwall (A nod to the fact that he builds a rocking griffon during original game.) After the events of the first story, he opens up the old undercroft and adds a metalsmithing course to the shop class options, and his gifts to his fellow teachers on assorted holidays are usually things he has made himself while teaching the kids.

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* ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'': An AlternateUniverseFic of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', The the titular academy's various industrial arts classes are taught by Mr. Blackwall (A Blackwall, as a nod to the fact that he builds a rocking griffon during original game.) game. After the events of the first story, he opens up the old undercroft and adds a metalsmithing course to the shop class options, and his gifts to his fellow teachers on assorted holidays are usually things he has made himself while teaching the kids.


* At [[Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook Skyhold Academy]], the various industrial arts classes are taught by [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Mr. Blackwall]]. (It's a nod to the fact that he builds a rocking griffon during the game.) After the events of the first story, he opens up the old undercroft and adds a metalsmithing course to the shop class options, and his gifts to his fellow teachers on assorted holidays are usually things he has made himself while teaching the kids.

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* At [[Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook Skyhold Academy]], the ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'': An AlternateUniverseFic of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', The titular academy's various industrial arts classes are taught by [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Mr. Blackwall]]. (It's a Blackwall (A nod to the fact that he builds a rocking griffon during the original game.) After the events of the first story, he opens up the old undercroft and adds a metalsmithing course to the shop class options, and his gifts to his fellow teachers on assorted holidays are usually things he has made himself while teaching the kids.



--->'''Blacksmith:''' How does a boy know so much?
--->'''Calvin:''' Metal shop. Eighth grade.

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--->'''Blacksmith:''' How does a boy know so much?
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'''Calvin:'''
Metal shop. Eighth grade.



* In ''[[Literature/TheTillermanFamilySeries Dicey's Song]]'', title character Dicey is disappointed when she's forced to take home economics (where she and the teacher mutually dislike each other) instead of mechanical drawing, which is what she wanted to take.

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* ''Literature/TheTillermanFamilySeries'': In ''[[Literature/TheTillermanFamilySeries Dicey's Song]]'', ''Dicey's Song'', title character Dicey is disappointed when she's forced to take home economics (where she and the teacher mutually dislike each other) instead of mechanical drawing, which is what she wanted to take.



* In ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'', Pete is placed into Shop Class.

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* In ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'', ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'': Pete is placed into Shop Class.



* The "female takes shop because she's a tomboy" situation is used in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', where wood shop is Jennifer Mosely's favourite class.
* An episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' has the short ''Why Study Industrial Arts?'', which inspires Mike to set up a shop class of his own. It doesn't work out well; Tom can't use the equipment because his arms don't work, and Crow accidentally cuts himself in half.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', the boys take Shop. Cody, the smart twin, assumes it will be a breeze but finds that he can barely nail two pieces of wood together. Zack, the laid-back, slacker twin creates masterpieces.

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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': The "female takes shop because she's a tomboy" situation is used in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', where wood shop is Jennifer Mosely's favourite class.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': An episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' has the short ''Why Study Industrial Arts?'', which inspires Mike to set up a shop class of his own. It doesn't work out well; Tom can't use the equipment because his arms don't work, and Crow accidentally cuts himself in half.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'': In an episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', episode, the boys take Shop. Cody, the smart twin, assumes it will be a breeze but finds that he can barely nail two pieces of wood together. Zack, the laid-back, slacker twin creates masterpieces.


* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' focuses on boys taking Wood Shop and girls taking Home Ec. Kenny breaks the mold and takes Home Ec because he fears, [[TheyKilledKennyAgain not unreasonably]], that one of the machines will kill him. His fears become true when the Home Ec teacher, not believing Kenny could [[GoldDigger get a rich husband]] (which is what she teaches her students to do), sends him to shop class.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' focuses on boys taking Wood Shop and girls taking Home Ec.Ec (both classes are given in an elementary school rather than the usual middle or high school). Kenny breaks the mold and takes Home Ec because he fears, [[TheyKilledKennyAgain not unreasonably]], that one of the machines will kill him. His fears become true when the Home Ec teacher, not believing Kenny could [[GoldDigger get a rich husband]] (which is what she teaches her students to do), sends him to shop class.


Shop Class is shown in some HighSchool themed works, sometimes even Jr. High works, as being a class where students are taught [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shop_class Industrial Arts]]. It is mostly called "Shop" in American themed works. As is explained in the linked article; a lot of the emphasis on the class is towards the basis of home repairs, a useful skill, as well as to open up the possibility of it as a career.

The most common form is "Wood Shop", wherein students are taught how to cut wood and use power tools such as drills and saws. Occasionally, you may see other forms of of Shop Class. Such as Metal shop, wherein students work with metal, or Auto Shop where students work with cars (Sometimes Bicycles). These may be shown in fiction, but in real life, metal and auto shop is not as common due to expense of supplies. Metal&Auto shop may be seen more in vocational schools or community colleges.

This is sometimes a compulsory course, but it is mostly populated by males who might actually take an interest in it. Whenever female characters are shown taking shop, it's either because it's required or they're a tomboy, and this is sometimes shown as being a tomboyish trait. Sometimes, shop class is shown as a more masculine version of Home Economics, but there are times where both are required.

Sometimes, Shop class may bring down a brainy student's ego because it requires a completely different set of skills than math, science, and English. Stereotypical nerds are not always shown at being good with their hands. Naturally; the JerkJock or the DumbMuscle often ''excels'' in this subject. Expect a couple mistakes, although mistakes in Shop Class tend to cross into DudeNotFunny territory moreso than mistakes in Chemistry or Home Economics.[[note]]An accident in Chemistry will usually result in a comical explosion, whereas an accident in Home Economics results in a MenCantKeepHouse situation. An accident in Shop usually results in someone losing a finger.[[/note]]

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Shop Class class is shown in some HighSchool themed works, (or even sometimes even Jr. High works, MiddleSchool) themed works as being a class where students are taught [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shop_class Industrial Arts]]. industrial arts. It is mostly called "Shop" "shop" in American themed works. As is explained in the linked article; a lot The purpose of the emphasis on the class is towards to teach the basis basics of home repairs, a repairs and craftsmanship, useful skill, skills that could potentially be parlayed into a career.

The most common form is wood shop, where students are taught how to cut wood and use power tools such
as well drills and saws. Occasionally, you may see other forms of shop class, such as metal shop, where students work with metal, or auto shop, where students work with cars (or sometimes bicycles). These may be shown in fiction, but in real life, metal and auto shop are more often seen in vocational schools or community colleges than in middle schools or high schools due to open up the possibility bigger expenses required for supplies.

This is sometimes a compulsory course, but most
of it the time it's portrayed as an elective class and therefore mostly populated by males who might actually take an interest in it. Whenever female characters are shown taking shop, it's either because it's required or they're a {{tomboy}}, and this is sometimes shown as being a tomboyish trait. Sometimes, shop class is shown as a career.more masculine version of home economics, but there are times where both are required.

The most common form is "Wood Shop", wherein students are taught how to cut wood and use power tools such as drills and saws. Occasionally, you may see other forms of of Shop Class. Such as Metal shop, wherein students work with metal, or Auto Shop where students work with cars (Sometimes Bicycles). These may be shown in fiction, but in real life, metal and auto shop is not as common due to expense of supplies. Metal&Auto shop may be seen more in vocational schools or community colleges.

This is sometimes a compulsory course, but it is mostly populated by males who might actually take an interest in it. Whenever female characters are shown taking shop, it's either because it's required or they're a tomboy, and this is sometimes shown as being a tomboyish trait.
Sometimes, shop class is shown as a more masculine version of Home Economics, but there are times where both are required.

Sometimes, Shop
class may bring down a brainy student's ego because it requires a completely different set of skills than math, science, and English. Stereotypical nerds {{nerd}}s are not always shown at being good with their hands. Naturally; Naturally, the JerkJock or the DumbMuscle often ''excels'' in this subject. subject.

Expect a couple mistakes, although mistakes in Shop Class shop class tend to cross into DudeNotFunny territory moreso more often than mistakes in Chemistry chemistry or Home Economics.[[note]]An accident in Chemistry will home economics -- while the latter two usually result in a comical explosion, whereas an accident in Home Economics results in a explosions or MenCantKeepHouse situation. An accident in Shop situations respectively, the former usually results in someone losing a finger.[[/note]]
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This is TruthInTelevision; but it's not often a required course anymore. Sort of on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope.

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This is TruthInTelevision; TruthInTelevision, but it's not often a required course anymore. Sort of on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope.


Shop Class is shown in some HighSchool themed works, sometimes even Jr. High works as being a class where students are taught [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shop_class Industrial Arts]]. It is mostly called "Shop" in American themed works. As is explained in the linked article; a lot of the emphasis on the class is towards the basis of home repairs, a useful skill, as well as to open up the possibility of it as a career.

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Shop Class is shown in some HighSchool themed works, sometimes even Jr. High works works, as being a class where students are taught [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shop_class Industrial Arts]]. It is mostly called "Shop" in American themed works. As is explained in the linked article; a lot of the emphasis on the class is towards the basis of home repairs, a useful skill, as well as to open up the possibility of it as a career.



The teacher is almost AlwaysMale, and may even be a SadistTeacher. Combine this with the proximity to power tools and... well it's going to unnerve a couple characters.

This is TruthInTelevision; but it's not often a required course anymore. Sort of on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope as focus towards Industrial arts

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The teacher is almost AlwaysMale, and may even be a SadistTeacher. Combine this with the proximity to power tools and... well well, it's going to unnerve a couple characters.

This is TruthInTelevision; but it's not often a required course anymore. Sort of on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope as focus towards Industrial arts
DiscreditedTrope.



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* In ''[[Literature/TheTillermanFamilySeries Dicey's Song]]'', title character Dicey is disappointed when she's forced to take home economics (where she and the teacher mutually dislike each other) instead of mechanical drawing, which is what she wanted to take.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheTillermanFamilySeries Dicey's Song]]'', title character Dicey is disappointed when she's forced At [[Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook Skyhold Academy]], the various industrial arts classes are taught by [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Mr. Blackwall]]. (It's a nod to take home economics (where she the fact that he builds a rocking griffon during the game.) After the events of the first story, he opens up the old undercroft and adds a metalsmithing course to the teacher mutually dislike each other) instead of mechanical drawing, which is what she wanted shop class options, and his gifts to take.his fellow teachers on assorted holidays are usually things he has made himself while teaching the kids.



* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': Brian discusses how he took Shop for the easy A it would give him, managing to insult Bender's intelligence while he did it. The class was much, much harder than he anticipated, and he panicked when he realized his grades wouldn't recover.

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* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': Brian discusses how he took Shop for the easy A it would give him, managing to insult Bender's intelligence while he did it.in the process. The class was much, much harder than he anticipated, and he panicked when he realized his grades wouldn't recover.



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* In ''[[Literature/TheTillermanFamilySeries Dicey's Song]]'', title character Dicey is disappointed when she's forced to take home economics (where she and the teacher mutually dislike each other) instead of mechanical drawing, which is what she wanted to take.
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* An episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' has the short ''Why Study Industrial Arts?'', which inspires Mike to set up a shop class of his own. It doesn't work out well: Tom can't use the equipment because his arms don't work, and Crow accidentally cuts himself in half.

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* An episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' has the short ''Why Study Industrial Arts?'', which inspires Mike to set up a shop class of his own. It doesn't work out well: well; Tom can't use the equipment because his arms don't work, and Crow accidentally cuts himself in half.

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* In US schools where it's required, "Shop" itself is probably not ''specifically'' required; the requirement is more likely a certain number of classes from the "practical arts" category such as shop, home economics, or business that can be mixed any way the student chooses to meet the required number of credits. Especially in rural areas, agriculture (which may overlap with shop; for example, students may be given the option to build a piece of farm equipment such as a lowboy trailer as a project) may be added to the mix.

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* One episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' had Fasier and Niles taking an auto shop evening class. Totally at sea, they became the {{Class Clown}}s, and end up getting expelled. They reflect that they now understand the frustration that caused the "back row hooligans" they hated at school to act out.

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