ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Arts Education (6 - 8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Photography: Past to Present
Description: This lesson is part of a Photography Unit for eighth graders. After learning about the history of photography, the goal is to combine older photography processes with new digital processes. Students will make their own pinhole cameras, take pictures with them and develop their negative images in the darkroom. From there, students will use scanners and computers to invert their negative images into positives and create a digital image, manipulating the new image using image software.
Subject: Arts Education (5 - 8), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Back in Time: Hieroglyphics in Ancient Egypt
Description: There are over 500 ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Students will use the Internet to translate their names into hieroglyphs. They will use the translation to design a clay cartouche.
Ceramics, Throwing and Centering
This podcast shows the basics of using a potters wheel to create a bowl. It shows how to center, pull up a cylinder, widen into a bowl, remove from the wheel, and how to trim.