Lesson plan based on Fallen Warrior
Analyze and compare the role of public sculpture in ancient Greece and todays neighborhoods.
Skills and Focus: Cultural Comparisons, Art Appreciation, Writing
Subject Area: Social Science
Thematic Connection: Comparing Cultures
Grade Level: Elementary School
Time Needed: 40 minutes
Define the role of public sculpture and its effect on the community.
Instructional Materials Needed
Story: The Shield of Athena
The battle depicted on the shield of Athena inside the temple of the Parthenon in Athens would have reminded the Greeks of their recent victories against the Persians. Ask students to think about a piece of public sculpture displayed prominently in their community or school.
Distribute the worksheet and ask students to compare the Fallen Warrior to a piece of contemporary sculpture.
This activity meets Illinois State Goal 18: Understand, analyze, and compare social systems with an emphasis on the United States.
Name/Description of Public Sculpture:
|How is it similar to the Fallen Warrior?
|How is it different from the Fallen Warrior?
|What effect does this sculpture have on my community?
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