Ancient Worlds

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The Art Institute’s figure of Shukongojin, with his demon-like body, flaring eyes, and mouth stretched in a scream, might have originally terrified an oncoming visitor to the temple he guarded, but...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Shukongojin</em>
This screen portrays a ship arriving in Japan from Portugal with European merchants in pantaloons and broad-brimmed hats bearing exotic products. The Japanese, in long, flowing patterned robes and...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Southern Barbarians (Namban byobu)</em>
This handmade sculpture's energetic gestures and lively facial expression suggest a strong and vibrant personality. Unearthed from an ancient tomb, the figure represents a timeless recording of...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Storyteller Figure</em>
This colorful thangka, or scroll painting, represents the Buddha as the master of medicine and teacher of healers. As the patron deity of Tibetan medicine, he is a healer of both the body...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Thangka with Bhaishajyaguru, the Medicine Buddha</em>
Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Classroom Activity: <em>Armadillo Pendant</em>
Gold objects, including jewelry, utensils, masks, and sculptures used in ritual ceremonies, were made in abundance by the peoples of ancient Central and South America prior to the encounter with the...
Classroom Activity: Ancient Gold Working
In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between geometry and art in the context of ancient American art. Students will determine what kinds of geometric properties are contained in...
Lesson Plan: Art and Geometry in Ancient America
Students will conduct research about Mesoamerican cultures concentrating on the Olmec, Nayarit, Colima, Jalisco, Aztec, Maya, and Tenochtitlán cultures. They will use their research about the daily...
Lesson Plan: Journey Through Ancient Mesoamerica
In this lesson, students will be able to: describe the geography of Peru and understand how it influenced the way of life in that area; identify and describe aspects of daily life of Nazca and Moche...
Lesson Plan: Learning About the Nazca and Moche Through Ceramics
In this lesson, students will be able to: identify the main structures and three important deities of this pre-Aztec civilization, as well as describe and relate their forms and functions to...
Lesson Plan: Teotihuacan: The Place of the Gods
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