Learning Objectives

Students will:

  1. learn about the differences between wood boards and cardboard;
  2. be able to apply the Bring Sketch to Life feature to their projects;
  3. be able to use Laserbox.

Preparation

  1. Engraving materials: 3.5mm cardboard sheets
  2. Markers
  3. Laserbox

 

Session 1  Lead-in

A challenge for students: Can you recognize the city by its picture? Look at the pictures below, identify as many cities as possible and tell others how you manage to identify them.

City: Mississauga (Canada)

City: Dubai (The United Arab Emirates)

City: New York City (United States of America)

Give students time to solve the challenge.

Give explanations: “Why can you recognize the city by a picture of it? Because given above are the pictures of the landmarks, the most widely-known and recognizable buildings of the cities. The impression of the landmarks helps you associate them with the cities where they’re located. So, the premise of solving the challenge is that you have some knowledge of these buildings.”

“A cultural landmark usually comes along with the development of a city. It’s like a city icon. A cultural landmark could be the tallest building in a city, for example, Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen. However, in many cases, it’s a building or a place that possesses a special cultural significance for the city and the people living in it, such as the Acropolis of Athens, the Flavian Amphitheater in Rome, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Statue of Liberty in New York City, etc. Architecture is a mirror of the development of society, and as the famous architect I.M. Pei reckons, architecture is a social art.”

 

For the complete lesson plan and instruction manual, please download the Lesson Plan.