Block Printing Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Block printing was an early means of mass producing information. This lesson plan uses a video lesson to explain this and the basic elements of block printing for students. An activity produces hands-on examples of block printing.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'block printing'
  • outline the history of block printing
  • list modern uses for block printing

Length

  • 1.5 to 2.5 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7

Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

Materials

  • Assorted images exemplifying block printing
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated video lesson
  • Sketch paper
  • Sponges
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paints
  • Heavyweight white paper

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