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What can I learn from Ancient Egyptian culture?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 3
Middle - Fine Arts - Grade 7 - Unit 3
Ancient Egyptian Art & Culture
Students will study the art and daily life (and death) of Ancient Egyptians, one of the founding civilizations of our world. Egypt has fascinated and mystified us since the beginning of time, especially since the discovery of the vast tombs and their contents in modern times.
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Students will be guided by a Prezi presenation, which is uploaded via PowerPoint here, that highlights the daily life, death, religion and artwork of Ancient Egypt. Projects will be assigned according to the section of the Prezi that is covered that day. This unit should last from one week to a week and a half.

Hierogylphics Decoding (1 day)
Design a Thief-proof Tomb (1 day)
Deity Clay Project/ Canopic Jar (4 Days)

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Academic Standards

1.13        Students make sense of ideas and communicate ideas with the visual arts.

2.22        Students create works of art and make presentations to convey a point of view. 

2.23        Students analyze their own and others' artistic products and performances using accepted standards.
2.26        Through the arts and humanities, students recognize that although people are different, they share some common experiences and attitudes

Program of Studies – Visual Arts

Grade 7 Skills and Concepts

AH-7-SA-S-VA1

Students will use appropriate terminology to describe and analyze the use of elements of art (line, shape, form, texture, color) and principles of design (emphasis, pattern, balance, contrast) in a variety of visual artworks

AH-7-SA-S-VA2

Students will use the elements of art, principles of design and a variety of processes in creating artworks

AH-7-SA-S-VA3

Students will apply organizational structures and describe what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas

AH-7-SA-S-VA4

Students will identify and analyze the use of elements of art (e.g., line, shape, form, texture, primary and secondary colors, color schemes/groups) and principles of design (e.g., focal point, pattern, balance, contrast) in a variety of two and three dimensional artworks

AH-7-SA-S-VA5

Students will identify a variety of subject matter in visual artworks (representational – e.g., landscape, portrait, still life, nonrepresentational – e.g., abstract, non-objective)

AH-7-HA-S-VA1

Students will describe and analyze distinguishing characteristics of visual art representing a variety of world cultures (Egypt, Rome/Greece, Medieval) and time periods

AH-7-HA-S-VA2

Students will observe, classify, and create visual art according to styles and processes used in a variety of world cultures and historical periods

AH-7-HA-S-VA3

Students will examine visual artworks from various world cultures and explain how artworks reflect the culture, cultural beliefs, or blending of cultures; use examples to illustrate how artworks have directly influenced society or culture

AH-7-HA-S-VA4

Students will examine visual artworks from various time periods and explain the influence of time and place are reflected in them

AH-7-HA-S-VA5

Students will use print and non-print sources to explore, describe, and compare themes, characters, and situations in artworks from different cultures or time periods

Grade 7 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings

AH-7-HA-U-1

Students will understand that the arts are powerful tools for understanding human experiences both past and present.

AH-7-HA-U-2

Students will understand that the arts help us understand others’ (often very different) ways of thinking, working, and expressing ourselves.

AH-7-HA-U-3

Students will understand that the arts play a major role in the creation and defining of cultures and building civilizations.

AH-7-PCA-U-1

Students will understand that the arts fulfill a variety of purposes in society (e.g., to present issues and ideas, to entertain, to teach or persuade, to design, plan and beautify).

AH-7-PCA-U-2

Students will understand that the arts have value and significance for daily life. They provide personal fulfillment, whether in vocational settings, avocational pursuits, or leisure.

AH-7-PCA-U-3

Students will understand that the arts provide forms of nonverbal communication that can strengthen the presentation of ideas and emotions.

AH-7-PCA-S-VA1

Students will compare and explain purposes for which visual art is created (ceremonial, artistic expression, narrative, functional, persuasive)

AH-7-PCA-S-VA2

Students will create new, choose and experience artworks created to fulfill a variety of specific purposes

Related Core Content        

AH-07-1.4.1 Students will analyze works of art using elements of art and principles of design.

AH-07-1.4.2 Students will describe a variety of art media and art processes.

AH-07-2.4.1 Students will analyze or explain how diverse cultures and time periods are reflected in visual arts.

----Ancient Egypt-Monumental structures (e.g., pyramids, sphinx), visual arts reflect religion and belief in immortality

AH-07-3.4.1 Students will identify or explain how art fulfills a variety of purposes.

 

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I can tell you about Ancient Egyptian art and culture.
I can create a language of my own out of hieroglyphics.
I can design a theif proof tomb.
I can research an Egyptian deity and depict them on a canopic jar.

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Civilization
Nile River
Delta
Pharaoh
Afterlife
Immortality
Mummification
Canopic Jar
Ka
Heiroglyphics
Canon of Proportion
Painting
Pyramids
Tombs
Thebes
Valley of the Kings
Rameses II
Hatshepsut

Purposes of Art: (different roles of art)
Ceremonial - ritual, celebration, artworks created to support worship ceremonies
Artistic expression - artwork to express or communicate emotions, ideas, feelings (e.g., for self-expression, to decorate or beautify objects)
Narrative - artworks that tell stories, describe and illustrate experiences, or communicate ideas or information, art to document important or historical events
Functional - artistic objects used in everyday life
Persuasive - artworks that promote ideas, philosophies, or products (e.g., advertising, marketing, propaganda, ideology, etc.)


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Egypt Games. Make a mummy or build your own pyramid!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/mummy_maker/index_embed.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/pyramid_challenge/index_embed.shtml


Egypt Videos - Explore the Ancient World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwiYnzfLUwI - Mummification
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JqlAD7dn-E&list=UUAiABuhVSMZJMqyv4Ur5XqA&index=10&feature=plcp - Mummification Song by historyteachers


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http://www.touregypt.net/godsofegypt/
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Students will be making up their own heiroglyphs, using them to make a secret message to pass on to a partner. They will also research an Egyptian diety, discovering five facts about them and make a sculptural head to fit on top of a canopic jar.

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Vocabulary Knowledge Rating - tests students knowledge of the vocabulary before the unit begins.
Deep Processing - What is a civilization and how do you make one?
Creating a Language - By creating their own version of heiroglyphics, students will deepen their knowledge of the creation of and using a language.

 

 

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