Art history is an incredibly important part of any art class. Create a well-balanced visual art in elementary, middle, or high school art class by setting aside time every week to teach your students about art history.
Put a fun spin on it by presenting it as a way for them to travel around the world and learn about other cultures. They can earn stamps for their journals, similar to an actual passport, by learning about artwork in different time periods and places.
This art history lesson focuses on ancient Egyptian art. As a class, artwork is introduced and discussed before students work individually on researching Egyptian art and answering questions individually. Younger student adaptions focus on class discussions. A hieroglyphic activity is included, adapted for elementary art, middle school art, and high school art classes.
in addition to the hieroglyphic activity, column and sarcophagus design activities are also included as additional options.
All in all this resource includes:
➣Lesson plan (including big idea, essential questions, objectives, national art standards, supplies, and step by step instructions on implementing the assignment)
➣Presentation for younger grades
➣Presentation for older grades
➣Ancient Egyptian art travel journal packet (one to align with the younger presentation, one to align with older students.)
➣Art history analysis explanation sheet
➣Egyptian column activity
➣Sarcophagus design activity
➣Project checklist (for older students)
This art history lesson can be completed in class or for the students to review at home. Step by step instructions are included that can be followed by the teacher or a student in an independent learning situation.
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