Continuing my search to create deeper learning opportunities and high engagement with the content of the Aotearoa New Zealand Histories curriculum, I have just begun to investigate lithophanes. I am in the process of creating support materials for teachers to enable them to use this technique for students to combine technologies to present their work in a different way. I am still ironing out the kinks of the workflow, in order to make the integration of lithophanes accessible for both teachers and students, but the initial results are looking really encouraging.

Below is an image I took whilst at Te Papa at The Scale of Our War exhibit and then turned that image into a backlit, 3D-printed lithophane. I think the results are stunning.

Māori Battalion lithophane

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