Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity

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 lesson plan are provided in the plan.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create an outline or graphic organizer to help scaffolding the writing assignment more fully
Classroom Considerations

  • 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
Pros

  • 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
Cons

  • None