Practical Application of Knowledge and Skills

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised September 2010

Subject: Advanced Graphic Communications Trade             

Grade: 11 - 12

Unit: Practical Application of Knowledge and Skills               

Pacing: 35 weeks

Essential Question(s):

  • How do I develop a good work ethic so that I can be successful in the graphic communications industry?
  • Are my technical skills and knowledge adequate enough to solve production based printing problems?
  • Have I acquired the necessary knowledge and skills needed to make the transition from high school to college and/or a printing career?

Big Idea:

  • Working in the printing industry requires a good work ethic along with the ability to troubleshoot and solve various types of printing problems.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

  • Define and demonstrate a personal work ethic.  D31 – pg 36
  • Apply knowledge of technology to identify and solve problems.  E33 – pg 37
  • Demonstrate the integration and application of academic and occupational skills in school, work and personal lives. D27 – pg 36
  • Apply organizational and time management skills to classroom & laboratory activities. D33 – pg 83

 “Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)



Knowledge of proper work ethic.


Solving problems and issues related to completing “real life” printing jobs.


Working in a production based environment with time limitations.








Demonstrate proper skills and knowledge when completing various types of “real life” printing applications.


Plan the execution of a printing job when confronted with time limitations.


Perform various job functions when working in a production based graphics environment.


Demonstrates proper work ethic.


Troubleshoot and solve technical problems when producing a printed message.