Lesson: The Gift of Giving

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Giving gifts has been a part of the human experience since modern man walked the earth. Upper graders explore the culture of gift giving in Mayan times through an artistic analysis. They analyze gift giving and palace life as seen on an ancient vase. They then write a personal narrative that describes a time when they either gave or received a special gift. 

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Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for Colorado standards but applicable to any state standards
Pros

  • Connects both language arts and social studies in a thematic lesson
  • Encourages learners to analyze art as a link to both historical and modern society
Cons

  • None