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Students are shown how to make Chinese Bronze Vessels using coil or slab-built clay ceramic techniques. They are given an overview of the history of Chinese Bronze Vessels and given examples. Students are shown photographs, and they take a trip to the local art museum to see actual examples of the vessels.
Seventh graders analyze the amount and conditions of trade in the late Bronze Age. In groups, they research where a variety of items and goods originated. They participate in Mediterranean trade days in which they try to acquire as much as possible. They complete a worksheet to end the lesson plan.
Students examine a shipwreck from the late Bronze Age. As a class, they view a variety of slides to describe the cargo and examine the artifacts found on the wreckage. They discuss what each object tells them about the crew and the time period.
Junior archaeologists examine types of artifacts from the Bronze Age on the internet. In collaborative groups, they create a story about a ship from this period and then construct a model of the ocean floor after their ship has sunk. This can be used in an interdisplinary unit on world history or in an oceanography unit.
For this geography worksheet, students read an excerpt about a ship from the Bronze Age. They identify and name countries that the ancient Minoan sea travelers traded with and what they exchanged. Then students examine the drawing and identify which building tasks would be the most difficult and why.
First graders examine and discuss a bronze statue by Degas, and identify the differences between painting and sculpture. They create three-dimensional figures using a variety of textures.
Ninth graders examine causes and effects of the Uluburun shipwreck. In groups, they develop their own ways to categorize the artifacts found on the ship and decide on the research questions they are going to focus on. They use the information they collect to organize it in a database and share their results with the class.
Students use the Internet to research Minoan and Mycenaean trade. In groups, they develop a chart showing the goods that were exported and imported. Using primary source documents, they examine the materials found in the wreckage of the Uluburun and identify what is known for sure. They participate in a role-play in which they ask any questions that still need answers.
Seventh graders explore the bronzes of the Shang dynasty. In this Chinese history lesson, 7th graders investigate how bronze vessels were made and their impact on the Shang dynasty.
Starting out with a brief explanation of eras, periods, and ages, this lecture presents general information on the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. Using images and a timeline, the narrator covers the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic eras, stressing the importance of the development of agriculture. He ends with a shorter segment on the Bronze Age and the beginning of writing.
The teacher focuses on the chemistry of the metals in Olympic medals. This video is a different approach to teaching about metals, covering a variety of concepts: elements, alloys, properties of metals, atomic structure, and the periodic table. You wouldn't use this video as the foundation of your general chemistry lesson; it would be entertaining and educational to present, especially during an Olympic year!
Junior archaeologists will be able to describe shipwreck artifacts and the information they reveal. They work in small groups to reasearch wreckage features of different period ships, making this not only a science lesson, but a social studies lesson as well! 
What could be so interesting about archaic Greece? What isn't! Kids will get a chance to see some of the amazing artifacts unearthed by explorers of old. As the slides progress, so does the ancient timeline. From the Early Bronze Age and Minoans, to the Mycenaeans and the Trojan War. With kings, queens, astounding palaces, and fabulous art, this presentation has it all! Note: The slide show is light on text but has terrific images.
Unveil the mysteries of ancient China in this presentation, which includes photographs of historic relics from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Slides detail the Hsia, Shang, and Zhou Dynasties; especially helpful is the final slide, which takes viewers through the Dynastic Circle. Perfect for a class who is studying ancient world cultures or someone interested in deepening his or her knowledge about China. This slideshow is engaging and can foster an engaging writing assignment.
Celebrate achievement in your class using these attractive award templates. The certificates can be used to award gold, silver, and bronze achievement, and the templates are flexible for you to include what types of accomplishments you are particularly recognizing. There is also one last certificate template for highly commended work.
Students describe the charactersitics of the sculpture "The Two Sisters" by Henri Laurens. They are told that the artist was born in France. Students are told what the subjects are doing. They discuss the mood of the statue. Students are asked if the sculpture is symmetrical or balanced.
Young scholars describe the characteristics of the sculpture "The Two Sisters" by Henri Laurens. They predict what the artist might create next. Students write a review of the work. They write a letter to a friend or relative describing the work. Young scholars discuss how the piece made them feel.
In this literature worksheet, students read a biography about Amir Khan, a middleweight boxer who won an Olympic bronze in Athens. They identify whether each statement is true or false. Then, students look at his career and respond to six questions in complete sentences.
Students role play as scientists working for the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Bodrum, Turkey. They locate Bodrum on a map and study the Mycenaean trade around the Mediterranean Sea. They discover what goods were traded during the Bronze Age.
Students perform an experiment to show the chemical reactions that occur when metal corrodes. They apply the results of the experiment to the conservation efforts of art curators trying to restore an ancient Greek bronze. This lesson contains modification for several grade levels.

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