Unit Title: Geoscapes 
Lesson 1: Value Scale and Geometric Shapes 
Overview: This is the first lesson in a unit plan called "Geoscapes". Its purpose is to familiarize students with the 3D qualities of geometric shape but also introduce them to the value scale. The lesson includes computer generated images as well as work in traditional medium. 
Frameworks: View how this lesson ties into the: Creatingand Performing Strand: Learning Standard 2. Grades 58 Creating and Performing Strand: Learning Standard 2. Grades 910 Connecting and Contributing Strand: Learning Standard 7. Grades 58 Connecting and Contributing Strand:Learning Standard 7 Grades 910 
Grade Level: Grades710 
Objectives:

Time: This project takes approx. 20 minutes on computer and 20 minutes at the drawing table. 
Motivation: Teacher should discuss geometric shapes, value and form with the students prior to beginning the project. Have on hand examples of work that have used geometric shapes in an obvious manner.The class should discuss images that are considered geometric (the form from which other things are created). 
Materials: Geometric forms worksheet (available for reproduction at a future date), 9" x 12" sheets of white paper, drawing pencils, erasers, computer with computer worksheet already scanned in, a paint program that allows students to select an area and assign a percent of color to it (i.e. 100% black 10% black, and white), a scanner and a printer. 
Procedures: Computers;

Reflections: 
Modifications: In a classroom where there are a limited number of computer workstations, students can be working on both aspects of the lesson, taking turns on the computer at the drawing table. 
Author: Denise Taglienti
