In this unit, students will study the official portraits of leaders from the past and present. They will examine how the art portrays the leader, how this could reflect the values of his/her culture and time, and what can be learned about the leader by looking at the artwork. Students will also read about the art work, when available, and in a culminating activity, they will analyze the official portrait of a historical or contemporary figure of their own choosing. It is a five-day unit with formative and operative assessment planned for each day as well as two summative assessments. Technology is utilized on all days.