Greek Art Teacher Resources
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Byzantine Art: 5th century to 1453 AD
Art and architecture are great ways to help define historical periods and cultural norms. Take a critical look at the art of the Byzantine period as seen under Justinian rule. Iconography, vocabulary, religious, and political concepts are depicted through the art of the time.
Roman Art, Architecture, and Engineering
There is no better tool to help you explain art or architecture than an image-filled slide show. Classic Greek art, architecture, and engineering are all described with excellent visual examples and text which defines each form by its characteristics. If you need nothing more than a great visual aid, then this is it.
Aegean Art Cycladic Art 3200-1050 BC, Minoan Art 3000-1100 BC, and Mycenaean Art 1600-1100 BC
So exciting, art from the ancient mediterranean! Get ready to divulge interesting facts about the art and culture of the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Aegeans, and Cycladians. Each slide provides a map, images of art, and the cultural significance found in the style and craftsmanship of each piece shown. Learners will discover how and why these ancient artists made what they did.
The Art of the Metaphor
Show this poetic and captivating video to your class to activate thought about figurative language. The narrator conjures up scenes with her use of metaphor and describes not only what a metaphor is, but what a metaphor can do. She uses examples from day-to-day life as well as literature to demonstrate the art and subtlety of figurative language. Explore the added materials for useful questions and ideas.
Vessels In Greek Art: Museum Visit
Students examine Greek vessels. In this visual art lesson, students compare Greek vessels to human body parts. Students investigate the uses of vessels and the decorations.
In this comprehension worksheet on Greece, students read the article presented and then answer the questions that follow. There are 12 short answer questions to complete about Greece, where it is located, the people, celebrations, and the major forms of Greek art.
It's All Greek to Us
Students examine the various ways in which ancient Greek culture has influenced modern-day life. They study the context in which modern-day Greeks consider the 2004 Summer Olympics by reading and discussing the article "Where It All Began." In groups, students research key aspects of Greek history and culture and create displays.
The Warrior Role in Greek Society
Students are introduced to the various gods and goddesses in ancient Greek mythology. In groups, they use print and electronic resources to research the ways Greek culture has influenced the modern world. To end the lesson, they identify and write a paper on the role of the Greek warrior and participate in a role play acting out the movements of the warriors.
Greek Story Vases
There are so many ways to tell a story! Develop visual storytelling skills while facilitating an understanding of Greek art and culture. Learners design Greek style images to tell a story through art. They add their designs to Styrofoam cups using oil pastes.
The History of Art
Teachers can use these art history lesson plans as a way to get students to look at art in a new light.
Traders of the Lost Art
Learners work in small groups to investigate a variety of art and architecture forms common during the Old Kingdom epoch in Ancient Egypt. Learners then evaluate how these art forms reflect a culture's beliefs and values. And, finally, groups do research on an assigned art form and create an example.
Egg-citing Easter Art Activities
Easter art projects can be used to teach students about a variety of cultural art forms.
New! My Big Fat Greek Olympics
The Olympic Games are indeed a significant and far-reaching cultural component in our international community today, but from where do they originate? Where do our traditions stem from, and how do we choose the sports that constitute this momentous event? Learners begin this lesson plan sequence by reading the historical background of the Olympics and discovering terms and imagery associated with Greek stories. Then, working in groups, they develop advertising pitches for a product or person that could be promoted by the use of a Greek name or symbol. In the second activity, class members compare and contrast the ancient and modern Olympic Games, and form an Olympic committee to determine the pentathlon of games to be included in a mock Olympic game day.
Third graders learn about the life of a young boy in Greece and all about his cultural heritage. Pupils gather information about the history, culture, and the many influences the ancient Greeks had on modern day society. Terrific video and an embedded research project sheet are embedded in an amazingly detailed lesson. Highly recommended!
Making Connections: Art and Music History
Two areas of the arts are addressed in this series of terrific lessons. Sixth graders look at artistic styles and create pieces of art that represent each period. The music lessons focus on the same time periods. Learners listen to, and compare works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic time periods. This 21-page plan has everything you need embedded in it to allow you to successfully implement the lessons with your young art lovers.
Unearthing Ancient Greece
Students locate and analyze clues about ancient Greek life. In this ancient Greece lesson, students look at art, architecture, and artifacts to determine what was important to the Greeks and discover details about their culture. Students compose essays based on their findings. Several worksheets and support materials are included with the lesson.
Vessels in Greek Art: Museum pre-visit
Second graders explore the concept of vessels. In this language arts lesson, 2nd graders investigate everyday vessels, and create a story about a vessel of their choice - choosing from the ones on display. Students respond to writing prompts given by the teacher.
Let's Find a Good Time in Art!
Fifth graders make a Hyperstudio presentation based on their study of different time periods in art history. They complete a timeline using a teacher made template to complete the project.
GREEK MYTH IN PAINTING
Second graders look closely at a Renaissance painting depicting an ancient Greek myth, review the term renaissance, hear a Greek myth that tells how the peacock got its tail, sequence the story, and identify the actions of the myth in the painting.
Papier-mache Greek Vessels
Sixth graders create three-dimensional black and red figured Greek Vessels out of papier-mache, while researching and discussing Greek history, and myths of powerful gods and goddesses.