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With this interactive and engaging app, your class members have the opportunity to play the role of museum curator, historian, puzzle solver, and most of all, art lover! From ancient Egypt to the early twentieth century, young learners can unlock art to add to their unique galleries by first testing their art history knowledge, and then piecing together images of some of the most renowned and celebrated works.
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.
Student groups create an art history timeline. They design collages to represent different periods of art throughout history, and recreate pieces from each era.
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 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.
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.
Students examine literary arts. In this Greek mythology lessons, students read Greek myths and select characters from the myths to study. Students create watercolor illustrations of the characters, write short stories about the characters, and then compare and contrast archetypes.
Invite your Latin language learners to become experts on a specific aspect of Greek or Roman culture. After choosing and proposing a narrowed-down topic, individuals research their topic and make a product to show the class (presentation, model, char, sculpture, etc.) during the final presentation. The steps are clearly listed on this assignment page along with some pointers for creating PowerPoint presentations.
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.
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.
Students, 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.
Students show that the Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans lived in the Mediterranean area. They give reasons why the alphabet was important for the Romans. and say that the Romans developed the alphabet they are learning in school.
Students discuss life in Roman Britain. In this Roman Britain lesson, students listen to a recording of "The Romans in Britain" by Judith Nicholls and discuss what life was really like in Roman Britain.
Students analyze a sarcophagus art and create a similar piece of art. In this sarcophagus art lesson, students investigate possible meanings of the Season Sarcophagus and create a work of art that is similar to the subject or meaning of the art. Students then make their own Sarcophagus.
Sixth graders examine the basic elements of an opera in a three part instructional activity. Part one includes listening to opera excerpts and analyzing the excerpts in writing; part 2 includes recognizing the elements of a quatrain, identifying and creating rhyme schemes, and writing their own quatrains based on Greek or Roman myths. The unit is culminated in part three where students compose and perform an opera based on a Greek or Roman literary source.
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.
Students discuss relief sculptures and examine many examples of Roman urns with relief sculptures. They consider the information these urns give us about Roman culture and then use drywall to design and create their own relief sculpture pieces.
Students explore the basic elements of Islamic art and create their own artistic calligraphy. In this Islamic art activity, students discuss calligraphy and watch a video about Islamic art. Students complete a response sheet for the video and an online text for the topic. Students work in groups to further their study of the Islamic art of calligraphy online. Students teach each other about the art, sketch an example of the Tughra, practice the Arabic alphabet, and create their own calligraphy.
Students create living artifacts dealing with different times and cultures. They explore Ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, Islam, Africa, and the United States.