Johnson’s entire family, two girls and five boys, was involved in the counterfeiting operation: dad made the plates, the daughters forged the signatures and the boys were learning to be engravers.
An activity on the wonderful art of guilloche—a technique that created wavy, decorative lines. This technique was once used to make symmetrical patterns on Canadian bank notes.
Students will use the concept of historical significance to nominate an iconic Canadian as a portrait subject for the Bank of Canada’s new $5 bank note. They will then create a design for their proposal.
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