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English home language

Grade 8

Our colourful world

Module 20

The impact of design elements

Activity 1:

To analyse the impact of design elements

[lo 3.7.2]

1. Draw the following shapes:

Verticals, Horizontals, Rays from central dot, Curves, Diagonals, Squares, Pyramids, Broken shapes, Circles, Sharp angles, Spirals from the centre.

2. Now write down the action that is suggested by the shapes, selected from the list below:

a) Glory and Liberty

b) Security

c) Rhythm and Grace

d) Action and Aggression

e) Respect, dignity and strength

f) Stability and Unity

g) Insecurity and Instability

h) Excitement and Movement

i) Action and Movement

J) Idea of space

k) Rest and Peace

3. Now find one example of each of these shapes from advertisements, glue them to a sheet of newspaper, label them and then place them on the classroom wall so that the class can judge how accurate the above information is.

Activity 2:

To analyse the impact of design elements

[lo 3.7.2]

  • Now we are going to look at some colourful characters!

1. Draw six different facial expressions on a sheet of paper (use different hair-styles and ears too!). Then next to each write what expression is indicated. Then write down HOW you gained this impression (what features were clues).

  • Now leave out the face and look at the rest of the body: Draw arms and legs on the following bodies in different positions and again explain what emotion is conveyed below each and how you realized this. (NB The drawing does not have to be marvellous, as long as the viewer can understand the gesture!)


LO 3
Reading and Viewing The learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.
We know this when the learner:
3.1 reads spontaneously and often for pleasure and information across the range of texts studied, discusses personal response and the kinds of texts enjoyed and recommends texts to others:
3.4 shows understanding of information texts;
  • 3.4.1 identifies main ideas and explains how the details support the main idea;
3.7 analyses techniques used to create particular effects in visual, written and multimedia texts such as:
  • 3.7.2 the impact of design elements (e.g. type and position of artwork, use of colour);
  • 3.7.3 the impact of camera and film techniques (e.g. close-ups, zoom shots, camera angles, flashbacks);
3.9 discusses socio-cultural, environmental and ethical issues contained in texts and identifies the aspects of texts which carry the values related to them (e.g. content, language, artwork, point of view and characterisation).



Everything on the face tells a story: The mouth, the nose, the eyes (especially), the eye-brows, the cheeks (puffed up?), the hair-do, the teeth, the tongue, the chin.

  • The body is also a story-teller: Arms akimbo, folded, held behind the back, clasped in front, over one’s head; legs together, apart, bent at the knee, one in front of the other, on your knees; chest thrust out; shoulders slumped, upright, proudly back; hands in various positions.
  • See how well they express the different emotions which should be expressed as abstract nouns e.g. defiance, anger, pride etc
  • After this activity, the learners should be more au fait with visual literacy.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11041/1.1
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