Before I started even talking about this project, I asked the class to show me hands if they know how to write in cursive... I got maybe 3.
Then I asked for a show of hands who think they know, but are not too sure or confident to write in it without help... I got a few more, but not enough. I got the most hands for the ones that have no idea how to read or write cursive.
From that point, I knew this project was going to be a challenge (insert evil laugh). This project turned out to be a hit and they are all more confident with writing cursive now.
Coming from a graphic design background, I like to incorporate some of those aspects into my lessons. So, this is where pangrams come in. Typography designers use them to show the letters in their alphabet that their typestyle include (phew! that was a mouthful).