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Lesson Plan: Ancient Gold Working
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Gold was plentiful in the Americas when the Spanish colonists arrived in the early 16th century. For over 30,000 years, gold objects, including jewelry, utensils, masks, and sculptures, were made in...
Lesson Plan: Ancient Gold Working
Lesson Plan: Learning About the Nazca and Moche Through Ceramics
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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
Artwork Resource Packet: Bedcover Made from Cigar or Tobacco Rectangles Known as "Top Sheets" by Theresa Zett Smith
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This striking quilt was made with pieces of fabric called "top sheets" used to line cigar and tobacco boxes. These top sheets include 108 colorful designs and pictures, including flags from around...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Bedcover Made from Cigar or Tobacco Rectangles Known as "Top Sheets"</em> by Theresa Zett Smith
Teacher Manual: Masks of Africa
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The masks illustrated and discussed in this packet, all from the Art Institute collection, demonstrate the great variety of form content, and medium which characterize mask production in Africa. The...
Teacher Manual: Masks of Africa
Artwork and Artist Information: Portrait Mask of a Woman (Ndoma)
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The idealized human face is a subject of special attention for Baule sculptors. Among the most highly regarded Baule art forms are stylized portrait masks, such as this one, called ndoma....
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Portrait Mask of a Woman (Ndoma)</em>
Lesson Plan: Journey Through Ancient Mesoamerica
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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
Classroom Activity: Human and Animal Forms
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This set of activities relates to the combination of human and anumal features and attributes in the art of the ancient Americas. For example, the feline characteristics of the jaguar often...
Classroom Activity: Human and Animal Forms
Website: Art Access: Indian Art of the Americas
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Art Access is an online resource for educators, parents, and students that features selected artworks from the Art Institute's collection of Indian Art of the Americas. Historical information,...
Website: Art Access: Indian Art of the Americas
Teacher Manual: The Arts of the Ancient Americas
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Art objects embody information about the history, philosophy, religion, and social order of the people who made them and the environment in which they were made. Written in Spanish and English, this...
Teacher Manual: The Arts of the Ancient Americas
Museum Guide: Ancient Art and Ideas Through the Ages: A Self Guide for High School Students
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This self-guide provides students with the opportunity to discover the impact of ancient Greece and Rome on art from later periods. This guide will lead students to related objects in the collections...
Museum Guide: Ancient Art and Ideas Through the Ages: A Self Guide for High School Students
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