Tombs and the Afterlife
Students design a tomb, create a model of it, and complete a short written assignment explaining the design and contents of the tomb. They study the concept of the afterlife and the importance of pleasing the gods and goddesses.
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Chinese Sculpture and the Afterlife/ Creating a Metaphorical Animal Sculpture or Vessel out of Clay
Students become familiar with the ancient Chinese beliefs concerning society and the afterlife. In this art lesson plan, students explain the purposes of Chinese tomb sculptures and Chinese bronze vessels and create an animal that is...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
Students study the art of Ancient Egypt from the Boston Museum and complete several activities to analyze the art and its content. In this art analysis lesson plan, students read background information about Ancient Egypt art and the...
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide
What are the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, and how is this tradition observed in contemporary celebrations? With a variety of lesson plans and suggested hands-on activities, here is an excellent resource to reference as you prepare...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Egyptian Tomb Art: Expressions of Religious Beliefs
Ninth graders are introduced to the Prown's technique of describing various objects. As a class, they view pictures of the pyramids in Egypt and discuss how the size and shape of them show their belief in eternal life and religion. ...
9th Visual & Performing Arts
Engineering an Empire - Egypt (Part 2/10)
Your world history class might be interested to know that the early Egyptians had the first interstate highway system. Part two of �"Engineering an Empire,"� looks at canal and harbor construction on the Nile that permitted transport of...
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
My Pyramid: Preparing for a Journey
Sixth graders imagine and record what a pyramid they might create would be like. In this pyramid lesson, 6th graders construct the contents of their pyramid which would include a hieroglyphic of their name, drawing of the structure,...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Recreating the Tomb of Prince Liu Sheng of Zhongshan
Middle schoolers will have a wonderful time recreating the tomb of Prince Liu Sheng of the Han Dynasty. They'll research and discuss the politics and religion of the era, as well as how archaeologists infer what the past was like, based...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Incredible History of China's Terracotta Warriors
What does the discovery of 8,000 life-sized clay soldiers and the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang reveal about ancient Chinese culture? A great deal! Take a look at this fascinating archaeological find and explore ancient Chinese social...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable