Darla Gerlach, EdD
Shaler Area Middle School
1810 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15101
Up to 1 month
This unit correlates with English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies curricula and Humanities curricula.
Students will learn the art of beautiful handwriting used in our nation's historical documents and everyday writing in the 17th and 18th centuries.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 theart of calligraphy duringJefferson's and our founding fathers' era.
PA Core Standards: Reading in History & Social Studies (6-8); Reading Informational Texts: CC.8.5.6-8.A,B,D-G,J; Writing in History & Social Studies (6-8); CC.8.6.6-8.A-I.
Students will learn calligraphy which can be utilized in projects in the unit "Jefferson's Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities" as well as other school projects.
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 – APerpetuating Flower Garden
Lesson 2 – An Experimental Vegetable Garden
Lesson 3 – Jefferson: Creating Personal Space for Self-Reflection
Students will gain an appreciation of the importance ofhandwriting in historical documents.
See PowerPoint "Art of Calligraphy" under "Handouts and Downloads" and Video of Calligraphy Demonstration under "Websites."
See the video under "Website": Writing with a Quill Pen
Browse "Primary Documents & Jefferson Writings" for more information.