Common core and printmaking: History and exploration of techniques

In this unit, Common Core and Printmaking: History and Exploration of Techniques, students will be given an introduction to the history of print and an exploration of printmaking techniques. Students will reference primary sources pertaining to the history and development of printmaking and engage in web-based interactive printmaking activities. Students will explore how printmaking inspires other art forms such as poetry and music. This unit is for the middle school level.

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Reading R.10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.Reading R.11 Respond to literature by employing knowledge of literary language, textual features, and forms to read and comprehend, reflect upon, and interpret literary texts from a variety of genres and a wide spectrum of American and world cultures.Reading R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.Reading R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.Reading R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. Reading R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. Reading R.5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.Reading R.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.Reading R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.Reading R.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.Reading R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.Speaking and Listening SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.Speaking and Listening SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.Speaking and Listening SL.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.Speaking and Listening SL.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.Speaking and Listening SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.Speaking and Listening SL.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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