Greek and Roman Art
Sixth graders research ancient Greek pottery online and by watching a video. Then they make a vase design on newsprint and transfer it to cardboard, using crayons and India ink to create a design from their own life.
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Archaeology Inventory Project
What can be learned from ancient art and artifacts? In the second of a series of lessons devoted to the history of Afghanistan, class members assume the role of archaeologists and investigate art found along the Silk Road. They observe,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Making of a Superhero
Thor, Loki, Iron Man, and Captain America. As part of their study of Greek and Roman gods and heroes, middle schoolers compare the characters in The Avengers to Greek counterparts. Individuals then create their own superhero, describe...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Greek and Roman Symbolism
Students explore Greek and Roman symbolism in art. In this visual art instructional activity, students draw portraits of ancient leaders based on the written descriptions they read about them. Students also design campaign posters using...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Who's Who in Roman 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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances
Students research slavery in ancient Rome and compare and contrast it to slavery in the United States. In this slavery lesson, students investigate the differences of slavery in different parts of the country, write a paper to report...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts