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This art lesson provides teachers a simple, hands on and engaging lesson to explore Egyptian art! There are two projects (Egyptian Style People / Hieroglypics Name Plates) and several extension literacy activities for early finishers.
This lesson is from the bundle: ART HISTORY for Elementary ~ which has 13+ engaging but simple art lessons, art projects, teacher read-aloud scripts and literacy integration. Note: The bundle offers significantly reduced prices compared to each individual unit.
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It includes an extensive teacher script to read aloud to students about the time period and art style, with questions embedded to guide your lesson. You do NOT need to have any background in art or art history - everything is done for you. Just turn to the first page and begin - you can learn along with your students!
NOTE: The art work shared with students are web based, meaning that you are provided with key words to find images in a web search. The actual art work cannot be included in the unit due to copyright reasons, but are easily found with a quick search. You can print the art, but even better if you have a projector, students can study all the details of each art piece even more closely!
Here are the most commonly asked questions about the bundle.
Organization: This is a collection of art history lessons arranged chronologically, beginning with Cave Art and Egyptian Art / Hieroglyphics, and continuing through history with artists such as Leonardo DaVinci, Vincent Van Gogh and Monet!
Artists and Art Periods Included:
What's Included In Each Lesson?
Each lesson has:
These art projects purposely use only inexpensive and easily accessible art supplies. I have worked at low-budget schools and know how expensive supplies can be. Therefore I have designed the lessons to be completed with simple supplies such as paper, scissors, markers, paints, pastels and other common items. You can see a materials list in the preview if you are not sure.
Approximate Time Needed
The time needed will depend on the age group of students, and whether or not you choose to complete all the projects, extension projects and related writing activities within each unit - there are a lot of different things to choose from! Each unit will take approximately one hour for the class discussion/teacher read-aloud script and art lesson / clean up. Another hour may be needed to do additional art lessons and writing extensions.
Note: You do NOT have to complete all the projects - you can pick and choose. You can also use the extension writing projects, word searches and coloring pages in your writing center each week, or for early finishers!
There are many literacy components to this program as well, so it will fit in well with your writing and social studies (an early sense of history, culture and geography).
A simple world map is included so students can mark the areas that each lesson focuses on.
What About Early Finishers?
I have included reflect/review writing pages to work on when finished the art projects, as well as various printables, word searches for each lesson AND coloring sheets for each art period or artist. These can also be used in literacy centers or as extension lessons.
All lessons also have are easily supported visually with a simple web search.
For copyright reasons the art pieces are , but it's more beneficial to project digital versions so all students can view paintings properly. I have listed the artist and title of the artwork clearly at the beginning of each lesson. Simply type it into a google search and click "images" to easily share with the class by projecting on the white board. You do not need any particular websites to complete this unit.
Managing Student Work
All projects can be kept in a scrapbook, which results in a great portfolio and keepsake! A scrapbook cover is included. I am sure you will also want to display the fantastic artwork on the wall as well, but later it can be glued into the scrapbook along with any extension projects for that time period.
Teacher Tip: I've been doing these lesson with multi-age buddy classes for 12+ years, with great success. If you have a chance to pair up students from different grade levels for these projects, I'd highly recommend it! Last year we paired grade 2's with grade 5's as "big buddies".
Looking for more easy art lessons? Here's an overview the most popular units:
The Art For Elementary Collection:
ART HISTORY SET 1 focuses on a journey through art history from cave art to modern art, with 13+ lessons to guide you.
Click to see it ----> Art History for Elementary 1
ART HISTORY SET 2 focuses on more modern artists in both Europe and North America, but with many new exciting additions for teachers based on teacher feedback.
Click to see it ----> Art History For Elementary 2
SET 3 Art Around The World explores other countries, continents and cultures around the world with 18 amazing lessons!
Click to see it ----> Art Around the World
SEASONAL CRAFTS Through the School Year is meant for busy teachers with limited time and supplies. All the work is done for you! Just choose between 8 cute crafts for each month (Sept-Dec Bundle)
Click to see it ----> STEP BY STEP SEASONAL CRAFTS For Each Month of the School Year (8 crafts per month)
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