Typeset of the Past

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Typeset of the Past

The Printing Press Inquiry Unit

From typewriters to typeset in medieval times, this video takes you on a journey to an era when type was set by hand. Click here to download this video from the REACH Vimeo page.…

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Papermaking

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Papermaking

The Printing Press Inquiry Unit

This short video briefly explores the history of paper, paper-making techniques, and highlights the importance of paper as part of the evolution of mass communication. Click here to download this v…

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Potato Stamp Monogram

Hands-on Activity

Potato Stamp Monogram

Printing Press Inquiry Unit

Printing Press Inquiry Unit (Alternate Formative Performance Task, Supporting Question 1) Potato Stamp Monogram Create a pad of personally monogrammed writing paper in the style of Gutenberg pri…

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Ancient Near Eastern Seals, c. 3000-1000 B.C.E.

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Ancient Near Eastern Seals, c. 3000-1000 B.C.E.

Printing Press Inquiry Unit

Printing Press (Artifact Photo) Produced for about 5000 years, these seals were made by engraving, in reverse, on a small stone using metal tools. The design becomes apparent only after being rolled …

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De Humani Corporis Fabrica

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De Humani Corporis Fabrica

Printing Press Inquiry Unit

Printing Press - Document 3C Excerpt Woodcut illustration in medical textbook. De Humani Corporis Fabrica... Basel, 1543. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine. Andreas Vesalius [anatomist] (1514-…

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