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This lesson introduces students to the Taj Mahal! Learn about the Mughal Empire of India, the famous Mughal emperor Akbar, and the love story inspiring the design and construction of the UNESCO World Heritage center, the Taj Mahal.
The lesson ends with an introduction to the ancient art of batik, an art form that is a 2,000 year old tradition in India. Students will then make a paper batik art piece of the Taj Mahal.
India! Taj Mahal includes:
The craft is an easy project that produces great results.
Materials needed to make one art piece are acrylic paints (one to three 2-oz. bottles for a class should suffice depending on size of template chosen - these will be thinned with water - available at Michael's), crayons in assorted colors, a sheet of white copy paper onto which printable is printed, construction paper for backing, glue, scissors, and cotton balls/q-tips to apply paint.
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OTHER LESSONS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN
> = Interested in other Indian crafts? See India! The Indian Elephant
> = Interested in an Indian festival? See Festivals in India! Raksha Bandhan
> = Interested in learning about the history of Indian AND the importance of Indian spices AND Diwali, the Festival of Lights? Try our Introduction to India Bundle
> = Interested in learning more about India? Check out all our India lessons!
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