Step 1: Direct instruction of Earth’s Layers – explore the 4 main layers and their individual characteristics.
Step 2: Artful Thinking Activity: Claim/Identify/Question using a piece of printmaking.
Step 3: Explore the process of printmaking and examples of different textured prints.
Step 4: Direct instruction of texture
Step 5: Connection Strategy: Select textures that would best describe/indicate each layer of the earth.
Step 6: Printmaking Activity: In small groups, create texture plates for each of the earth’s layers and a whole-group print that includes layers from each of the texture plates. Create plates using texture materials and cardboard squares.
Step 7: Trade the final print with another group. Analyze the other group’s print to identify each layer presented.