Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's All Greek To Me: Ancient Greek Temples

I'm so proud of our first graders! They learned to cut shapes freehand without tracers- even circles! Then, using the Smart Board, they made a discovery: around 2,500 years ago, people in Greece used these shapes to construct temples.  So we decided to glue our shapes to look like Greek temples, and learned about parts of architecture such as columns, flutes and pediments.  Finally, students looked at many drawings from Greek mythology and designed sculptures to fit in the pediments. Some even added a sculpture of a god or goddess in the center. We learn so much about our world in the art studio! 


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  2. These are great - I love teaching about ancient art and this looks really fun!