Jefferson's Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities: Section 4- The Art of Calligraphy
Author InfoDarla Gerlach, EdD
Shaler Area Middle School
1810 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15101
Type of Lesson
Students will learn the art of beautiful handwriting used in our nation's historical documents and everyday writing in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Students will be provided with information on the art of calligraphy during Jefferson's and our founding fathers' era.
This section is coordinated with the following sections: Jefferson’s Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities: Introduction to Project-Based Learning and Instructions to the Unit, as well as:
Lesson 1 - A Perpetuating Flower Garden
Lesson 2 - An Experimental Vegetable Garden
Lesson 3 - Jefferson: Creating Personal Space for Self-Reflection
Additional Learning Outcomes
Students will gain an appreciation of the importance of handwriting in historical documents.
See PowerPoint "Art of Calligraphy" under "Handouts and Downloads" and Video of Calligraphy Demonstration under "Websites."
Handouts and Downloads
See the video under "Website": Writing with a Quill Pen
Browse "Primary Documents & Jefferson Writings" for more information.