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In this world history worksheet, students use the information about Roman art, language, architecture, and literature along with further research to create a posters explaining what the Romans have done for us.
Introduce the art and sensibility of the Italian Rennaissance with a look at Madonna of the Chair by Raphael. Third graders will discuss their observations of the piece, and then create art inspired by Raphael. There are eight engaging activities that require learners to draw, paint, and write like the masters. Note: Because the painting is religious in nature it may not be appropriate for all school settings.  
High schoolers compare and contrast two great civilizations that took very different paths. They examine what may have happened had the Romans continued to persecute the Christians and how such a great civilization could eventually fall.
Sixth graders create journal entries from the point of view of Roman identities during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. They discuss the legacies of Roman art and architecture, technology, science, literature, language and law. They investigate how earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and floods change human and wildlife habitats.
Why was the prominent figure of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in medieval paintings commonly painted out of proportion? Discover the deep religious roots connected to European medieval art beginning in the sixth century. This video offers a brief, yet fascinating, look into the draw of Christianity at the fall of Rome, and the consequential transition away from a focus on physical beauty toward a more permanent, metaphysical beauty.
Students discuss the Mimetic theory and design a still life design in linoleum block.  In this Mimetic theory lesson, students discuss the importance of realism in art and research Greek and Roman art forms from which the Mimetic philosophy comes.  Students then design a still life design in linoleum block and give vocal criticism of their work.
Students investigate some the ways art has responded to conflict throughout history. Through teacher lecture and demonstration, students witness the historical background of a piece of artwork and how it reflects the conflict it represents. Students create their own piece of artwork to illustrate what September 11, 2001 meant in terms of US history.
Learners examine literary arts. In this Greek mythology lessons, students read Greek myths and select characters from the myths to study. Learners create watercolor illustrations of the characters, write short stories about the characters, and then compare and contrast archetypes.
Third graders explore pattern, texture, balance, symmetry as they examine Roman and Byzantine art in the four lessons of this unit. Details of the major art works studied are placed into a booklet for presentation to the class.
Third graders investigate the architecture of Ancient Rome, The Pont du Gard, an aqueduct in Nimes, France; The Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Rome; and various triumphal arches throughout the land that was once the Roman Empire are the specific points.
Students research various facets of the Ancient Roman Empire including art and history. They write a research driven paper documenting the facet of the Roman Empire they have chosen.
Roman architecture was not just beautiful, it was a feat of master engineering. Learners will look at the construction of ancient Roman buildings with vivid images and diagrams of architectural engineering. The presentation follows Roman art and architecture from ancient times, as well as how it has been used in modern construction. 
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.
Explore rhythm, patterns, color and texture in art and poetry. In this poetry activity, students perform a class symphony and note the elements they experience. Students work in small groups to create a visual art piece that relates the elements discussed.
Learners discuss the subject and meaning of examples of visual art. They analyze various paintings found on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website, answer discussion questions, complete online interactive activities, and write an essay.
Students identify clues that tell them about where, when, who and what they are seeing in art images. They work, step by step, through the layers of meaning, delving more deeply into these layers with each work as they progress through the lesson.
Easter art projects can be used to teach students about a variety of cultural art forms.
Learners, in groups, produce a classroom documentary about important historical figures from the Roman Empire. They create posters to be part of a classroom timeline showing when each of these people lived and their impact on the empire.
A study of the art and culture of Great Britain can provide a great way get students interested in the history of this country.
Kids take a look at mosaics found in ancient Rome, then they use highly geometric patterns to make their own fabulous pots. They use the patterns to adhere tiles onto a clay pot for an authentic Roman mosaic look. Tip: Make it math applicable and have the class determine angles, measure spaces, and then figure out the diameter and circumference of their pots. 

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