Learning about Typography: Kinetic Typography is a two-part lesson to give students an introduction to typography. This is perfect for a technology class that focuses on web design or graphic design, or for an art class. The first lesson lets students’ research information and terminology about typography in a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt). Then, in part two, students work to create a kinetic typography project utilizing only fonts (no pictures) and syncing this to music using either Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe After Effects. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be adapted for older students.
Files Included with this Lesson
• Teacher Notes and Resources
• Introduction to Typography Questions/WebQuest worksheet
• Introduction to Typography Questions/WebQuest worksheet answer key
• Kinetic Typography Project in MS PowerPoint or Adobe Illustrator Lesson with Rubric
Total Pages: 6
Teaching Duration: 1 week