Pencil Sketches Of People BiographySource(google.com.pk)
Learn the many uses for pencils, who uses them and why. Explore some of the famous people who used pencils; our Pencil VIPs.
Featured learning skills:
Step 1: Brainstorm
Ask students to think of all the different ways people use pencils (waitress taking orders, architect drawing plans)…and why pencils may be favored over other writing instruments (e.g. because they can be erased)
Continue brainstorming to reach 10 types of pencil users
Additional pencil users include:
Writers (drafts of novels, stories, plays)
News reporters and newscasters (interview notes)
Engineers (plans and drawings)
Carpenters (plans and drawings, estimating)
Composers (creating music)
Teachers (lesson books)
Business people (meeting notes and memos)
High school and college students (class notes and homework)
Parents (grocery shopping lists).
Step 2: Pass out activity sheet “What are Pencils Used for?”
Part I activity sheet: Word Match answers
Waiter/Waitress —Order Pad
Part II activity sheet: Answer
The blackest pencils were BBB
Activity Sheet Part I: Optional assignment
Ask students (or teams of students) to pick a pencil user from the list and present an oral or written report about that profession
The written report may be in the form of an on-the-spot reporter, based upon “in the field” observation, or may be a biography, based upon research of a person in that occupation
The oral report may be a role-playing exercise demonstration on-the-job pencil user in action
Grade the reports based upon depth of research, creativity, etc.
Activity Sheet Part II: Optional assignment
Form collaborative learning groups
Assign students to consolidate their data by graphing the results of their respective surveys
CORRECTION: These Activity sheets are a bit dated. 3B was typically the darkest (softest) grade of graphite used for writing purposes. Of course, for drawing and sketching purposes, much softer and harder grades ranging from 8B to 8H are commonly available.