This Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity lesson plan also includes:
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list of distinguishing features. After a discussion of these features, individuals compose essays about the artifacts. A description of what the essay should include as well as a rubric for the overall instructional activity are provided in the plan.
- Create an outline or graphic organizer to help scaffolding the writing assignment more fully
- Make sure to follow the link in the materials tab to be directed to the site that contains the images of the artifacts that are the focus of this lesson
- The plan is well-sequenced and provides scaffolding for the analysis process
- This is an interesting idea that requires learners to think about art, culture, and more