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Mythology Columns

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a drawing of a paper column inspired by Greek architecture and mythology. They will choose one column style to add imagery and symbols inspired by a character from Greek mythology.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore Greek architecture and mythology and how the artwork informed beliefs, values, or behaviors.

Students will choose a column from Greek architecture to redesign.

Students will identify visual imagery found in Greek mythology.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion on the different types of columns found in Greek architecture.
  • Introduce the concept of symmetry and demonstrate how to create a symmetrical column by folding the paper in half.
  • Introduce Greek mythology, main characters, and epic stories.
  • Discuss how ancient Greek artwork was used to inform beliefs, values, or behaviors.

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National Standards


Create

Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

VA:Cr1.1.5a

Revise artwork in progress on the basis of insights gained through peer discussion.

VA:Cr3.1.4a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 50 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • 12x18” white construction paper
  • Pencils
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Variety of drawing media
  • Images of ancient Greek architecture and artwork

National Standards


Create

Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

VA:Cr1.1.5a

Revise artwork in progress on the basis of insights gained through peer discussion.

VA:Cr3.1.4a

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Steps

Explore Greek Architecture and Mythology

Discuss the different types of columns found in Greek architecture. Explore Greek mythology, main characters, and epic stories. Consider how ancient Greek artwork was used to inform beliefs, values, or behaviors.

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Instructional Materials

Worksheet

Greek Column Study

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Greek Mythology Imagery

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Anchor Chart

Talking about Art

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