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Young scholars analyze the use of tapestries during the Middle Ages and design a tapestry using tessellations. In this tapestry lesson, students visit the given websites to analyze the Bayeaux Tapestry. Young scholars visit Encarta and read descriptions of the types of tapestries. Students research, design, and write an explanation of the tapestry. Young scholars make a tapestry from paper and take pictures of the tapestries to display on the school website.
Students participate in a simulation activity. They explore Ellis Island and experiences that immigrants in the late 1800's had on their way to the United States. The role play includes questioning by inspectors, a manifest list, and the possibility of being detained or denied entry into the United States. Students discuss their activity.
When Europeans first came back with tales of China, they provided vivid written accounts and minimal visual imput. This resulted in art rendered mostly from descriptive language. Learners explore this phenomena by listening to descriptions of specific Chinese masterpieces, then attempting to use just the description to guide their drawing. The lesson could result in an eye-opening class discussion.