Rachel DormanApril 28, 2009Small Group Lesson Plan
Students will understand the history of origami by the end of theintroduction; they will be able to ask questions during the foldingprocess to further develop their knowledge of the history.
Students will be able to create several types of origami pieces; a crane,a lily, a square box and a star box, by following step by stepinstructions.
Students may know how to fold origami, or they may have done it inthe past which will make this activity a bit easier.
Print outs explaining each step
Pre-folded origami pieces
Pictures of other origami
Begin lesson with giving some history on Japanese culture, andorigami. (5 Min.)
Give ideas for teaching origami, and why it is relevant to a class (youcan use it for math because origami is all geometric shapes, or you canuse it for a language arts activity by reading the book about Sadakoand 1,000 paper cranes followed up by creating the cranes in class,you can also use it for an art project.) (2 Min.)
Then show the students some origami pieces that have been folded. The ones that they will be creating preferably. (1 Min.)
Hand out step-by-step handouts on how to fold the origami that youwill be creating that day. (1 Min.)
First as a class each person creates a crane. Making sure to askquestions as we go, to check if each student is completing each step.(10 Min.)
Second make a box with the class, include a lid if students want to. (10Min.)7.Third create the star box and help students as they need. (10 Min.)8.Fourth create a lily or any flower. (Flowers are more difficult so makesure to help each student through certain steps) (10 Min.)