Lesson 1: Sketching Introduction



The purpose of this lesson is to introduce concepts of sketching and there are three activities. First, students will complete a timed sketch on their own during the sponge activity. Then they will answer review questions to familiarize themselves with key terms & elements related to technical sketching as the instructor demonstrates on an overhead or white board. In conclusion, the students will ask questions and submit chapter review for grading.

Lesson Time

Sponge Activity
10 Minutes
Review and Demonstration
30 Minutes
15 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Engineering Design
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Technology
    • Environmental Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
Grade Levels
  • 11

Lesson Objectives


California Math Common Core Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (6)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Identify the thickness and kinds of lines used in sketching.
  • Identify the characteristics of a well-drawn freehand line.
  • Demonstrate the sketching of a straight line.
  • Demonstrate the sketching of an arc, circle and ellipse.
  • Demonstrate the estimating of proportions.
  • Learn key terms and techniques

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