Title of lesson: Typography
Tasks include a range of differentiated activities (with A* challenge), such as a do now, main activity, practice exam question, self/peer assessment task, homework task.
OUTSTANDING LESSON PRODUCED BY A PEARSON TEACHING AWARD SILVER MEDAL WINNER
I taught the lesson in a 3 part series, but can equally be taught in 1 lesson or 2 depending on the ability of your students and the detail you wish to go into.
This is part of a year long scheme of work that can be used for GCSE, AS or A Level Media Studies. This resource has and can be taught to year 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13’s. It has received very positive feedback from staff and students.
The learning objective: To define, apply and evaluate Typography.
The learning journey: Can I outline Typography? , Can I apply Typography? Can I evaluate Typography?
The lesson covers: Typography, Text style, Font, Typeface, Size, Leading, Tracking and Kerning, Justified, Hierarchy and Scale, Point, X-height, Set width, Vertical space, Narrow Kerning, Large Kerning, Left aligned, Right aligned, Centre aligned, Justified text, Headings, Sub-Headings, Colour, Spacing, Weight, Serif, Sans Serif, Script, Stem, Serifs, Bar, Curve, Continuous Curve, Aperture, Ear, Hairline, Diacritical, Loop, Tittle, Free Font Website.
Students love it and make good progress and the progress steps are clearly defined. The final task is an example of a past paper exam question.
There is also a homework slide attached. 26 slide PowerPoint. More like 3 lessons in one!
I strive to improve my resources so any feedback really appreciated. I hope you enjoy teaching this lesson as much as I did.