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- Ashley P., Teacher
- Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
Egyptian Art Teacher Resources
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The best part about teaching sixth grade is ancient history. Kids love learning about the ancient past and they'll love creating Egyptian cartouches using real hieroglyphics. They'll discuss ancient art forms, practice drawing ancient hieroglyphs, and discuss the cultural significance of the ancient cartouche. Everything needed is included.
Second graders explore the Egyptian folktale, The Well of Truth. For this folktale lesson, 2nd graders read the tale and discuss the events from the text. Students write a diary entry from the point of view of a character in the text. There is an art activity included in this lesson where students discuss and create Egyptian art. Students use a recipe for Egyptian Cucumber Salad and make the dish for the class. There is also a math activity related to crops.
Students examine how repeated shapes, lines, and colors make patterns. In this patterning lesson, students view images of a Mummy Case to see how patterns are formed. They talk about Egyptian hieroglyphs and examine how they were painted on both sides of the case. There is an extensive teacher's guide included.
Ninth graders investigate the different types of Egyptian art including relief sculpture, sculpture in the round, and Egyptian architecture. They view and discuss pictures of Egyptian sarcophagi and compare them with current day coffins and grave markers. As a culminating activity they create a sarcophagus cover.
Oh those awesome ancient Egyptians! Kids hit the books for an art analysis lesson. They research the art, culture, and beliefs of ancient Egyptians in regard to their use and creation of mummy cases. They write a compare and contrast essay that focuses on written versus visual information. They then create a mummy case that represents their personal beliefs. The resource includes tons of great images!
Learners describe how graffiti is a part of everyday culture. They develop basic vocabulary terms for thinking and writing about graffiti and make and justify judgments about aesthetics qualities in graffiti art. They compare and contrast specific works of Basquiat in graffiti, and how graffiti played a major role in his art style.