Year 6

Term 2: January to April 2020

Shanghai Then and Now-Art Deco

and Graphic Design

Lesson 1: What is graphic design?  How might learning about graphic design help me in my own life both in and out of school?


Lesson 2: The Roaring 20’s.

What was happening in the world during the 1920’s and 1930’s?

How does this connect to artwork that was made during that time?

Click here to read and learn about The Roaring 20’s

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Kiddle-More Roaring Twenties Facts

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Click here to read US History: The Roaring 20’s-Ducksters

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When you feel that you have some read some facts and UNDERSTAND what you’ve read. Jot down an interesting fact on a sticky note. Add it to our class poster under a specific category.


Let’s look at some artwork and FONTS from the 1920’s

Click here! 1001FONTS-1920’s

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How to draw different fonts

Now, it’s your turn to try to draw some letters in the style of the 1920’s.




Lesson 3: Art Deco. What does this style of art look like?

Read our fact sheet on ART DECO, then try creating your own art deco motif or boarder pattern.


Lesson 4: The History of Poster Design

Poster design has changed a lot over time. For detailed information on the History of Poster Design read some facts from International Poster Gallery

For a very brief look at the History of Posters, watch this short video on YouTube.

Next, read the fact sheet about architect Lazlo Hudec and watch this clip of his building designs in Shanghai.


Lesson 5: The Principles of Design

Explore what these are and then make a poster to help you remember what each element means.






Lesson 8: Infographics

Kathy Schrock’s clear picture of an infographic









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