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Ancient Rock Art (INCLUDED in Cave Paintings & Petroglyphs)

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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38 pages
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This product is the art component of the thematic unit, Cave Paintings & Petroglyphs. It is available here as a separate product for those who don't wish to purchase the entire unit, but it is less expensive in the unit bundle.

Students will examine art prints, classify images, and create their own petroglyph on a plaster rock as they explore the origins of human art in this ancient rock art unit. Materials include

*19 art prints of ancient rock art (8.5X11)

*"Looking at Rock Art" discussion worksheet

*Graphs 'N Glyphs Classification board game, and sorting images

*"Make Your Own Petroglyph"--read and follow directions in a 3 step process which allows students to make a plaster rock, paint a patina on it, and carve a design into it

*Timeline of Rock Art

*Sample Lesson Plans

Students must make the plaster rock a week ahead of time so it will have time to dry sufficiently. (If you don't want students to make their own rocks, a classroom volunteer could make them for you using the directions.) This product uses public domain images, and information researched from copyrighted publications which have been referenced for fair use. byThematic Teacher

Total Pages
38 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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