Currently I am brainstorming ideas for a hands-on project appropriate for grade school
students (mostly 4th graders) for our upcoming exhibit, "Women in Printing and Publishing
in California: The 19th and early 20th Centuries." I am thinking about doing some type of
bookmaking project that includes making the book and some form of printing - either wood
blocks, stamps etc.
As the school groups have approximately one hour to complete their projects, I need to
develop something rather simple, but fun and worthwhile.
If you have any bookmaking successes or ideas you would like to share, I would love to
hear from you! Also, since this exhibit is geared toward an older audience, any ideas you
might have to bring it to life for kids would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
Director of Education
The California Historical Society
(415) 357-1848, ext. 22