The Perfect Body: Gods and Goddesses
Students consider different ideas of the perfect body in art and discuss why gods and goddesses are represented with these ideals.
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Lesson Plan: A Writer’s Odyssey
Looking for a fresh approach to an end-of-unit project for The Odyssey? Check out a resource that has class members write their own hero's journey short story and then craft an illustration that depicts their tale. Apollonio di...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Eros and Psyche: Part 1
With Eros and Psyche, your learners will have the opportunity to combine the art of reader's theater with a study of the ancient Greek gods! This engaging reader's theater script will also serve as a fantastic way for your class members...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Islamic Art and Culture
Provided by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, this resource for teachers examines Islamic art, including calligraphy, arabesques, and geometric designs. A recounting of the spread of the faith and the tumultuous political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Creating a Superhero Sculpture
Indian art depicts an amazing pantheon of gods and goddesses, each having interesting powers and purposes. Young art historians use the provided images to analyze a carved sculpture of a monkey-god. They then brainstorm the attributes...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Making Rangoli: A Celebration of Color
Threshold art is a temporary art form practiced by Hindu people all over India. Your class can learn all about the goddess Lakshmi, the cultural significance of threshold art, and how to make floor paintings. First, they explore the...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Polykleitan God or Athlete
Learners analyze the Polykleitan God depicted in art and create their own ideal form of sculpture. In this sculpture and art lesson, students read about Greek art of the human form. Learners analyze the art of Polykleitos and then create...
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Aphrodite with Eros on a Dolphin at Her Side
Students analyze Greek sculpture. In this Greek sculpture lesson, students review the roles and responsibilities of the Gods and Goddesses in the Greek pantheon. Students compare the way Greek Gods are portrayed and sculpt the Goddess...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts