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Greek Art Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
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.
High schoolers 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.
In this language instructional activity, scholars use Greek root meanings to determine the meaning of words. After being shown how Greek roots are used in many words, such as, photosynthesis, pairs are given two excellent black line masters embedded in the plan. The first highlights many of the Greek roots; the second is a worksheet that requires them to break each word into its Greek elements and define each word part. An answer key is also included. Outstanding instructional activity!
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!
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.
Students analyze the black-figure painting style of ancient Greece and its influence on Neoclassical artists during the 18th century, as seen in drawing, painting and silhouettes, or shadow portraits. In this ancient art lesson, students use the technique of paper cutting to create an original two-dimensional work of art that expresses a personal statement. Students create an original work of art using the silhouette technique.
Young scholars create authentic Greek paintings on clay tiles using knowledge learned about Greek art and painting techniques. This lesson 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.