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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.
Sixth graders study the Greek Golden Age. In this ancient Greece lesson, 6th graders explore a virtual Greek theater and complete reading, writing, and drawing activities in classroom learning stations.
Students associate a hydria with Greek myths. In this Greek art and mythology lesson, students examine a scene on a hydria, then choose a Greek myth to illustrate on their own painting.
Students analyze a scene depicting Herakles and the Hydra. In this Greek art lesson, students read Greek myths and choose one scene from a myth to illustrate. Students use tempera paint and a scratch technique using a wooden stylus.
Students make Greek columns out of mid fire white clay.
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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students create authentic Greek paintings on clay tiles using knowledge learned about Greek art and painting techniques. This activity is highly adaptable and can be accomplished in less than a week if focus is altered and less time is spent reviewing/examining the history of Greek art.
There is so much to be learned from ancient works of art. Art itself is an expression of time, place, and society. Here, you'll find 10 images of ancient Greek vases and sculpture. Use them to discuss Greek life, culture, or just highlight their spot in art history.
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 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.
Teachers can use these art history lesson plans as a way to get students to look at art in a new light.
Easter art projects can be used to teach students about a variety of cultural art forms.
Students study fourteen images of paintings from the Memorial Art Gallery's tour of culture. They study the paintings for artifacts from other cultures and periods of history.
Young scholars consider the influence of Greek mythology in today's world. They describe basic Greek mythology plots, discuss common themes, cite examples of contemporary use of terms from Greek mythology and analyze modern works inspired by the classics.
Students analyze Greek mythology, and classify myths into three basic types: stories about heroes, how it came to be and consequences of unwise behavior. They discuss the meanings of these myths to ancient Greeks and the meanings they convey today.

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