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What is the connection between Classical Greek and Ancient Roman art and culture? How has Greek and Roman art set the standard for art throughout history?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 4
Middle - Fine Arts - Grade 7 - Unit 4
Ancient Greek/Roman Art & Culture
Students will discover the art and culture of Classical Greece and Ancient Rome, two of the greatest civilizations that ever existed and is the foundation for the the structure of our own society here in the U.S. Greek and Roman art have set the standard for what is "art" and have seen rival in multiple time periods throughout history. Chances are, if you think of the art, you think of a beautiful Greek or Roman sculpture.
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Students will be guided through both cultures via a PowerPoint presentation, with Greece being first. Once the section is completed, they will create a black figure painting. Then, we will continue the PowerPoint with the Roman section, after which the students will create a marble drop representing the use of the engineering and planning it took to build the aquaducts that carried water all over the Roman Empire.

Greece/Rome PP (1-2 Days)
Marble Drop (4-5 Days)
Open Response (Homework)

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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.

Classical Greece –
Presents the universal ideal of beauty through logic, order, reason and moderation. Western civilization was heavily influenced by Classical Greece. (architecture, sculpture, pottery)

Ancient Rome –
Continuation of Classical Greek traditions in the arts, advancement of architecture (Pantheon, Coliseum, arch, vault, dome)

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 Greece/Roman Art History
I can tell the difference between Roman arches: vault and dome.
I can create a Marble Drop that represents the engineering feat of the Roman Aqueducts.


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Greece Vocabulary:

Aegan Sea
Athens
Acropolis
Parthenon
Greek Mythology
Monotheism
Polytheism
Black Figure Pottery
Red Firgure Pottery
Purposes of Art:
---Persuasive
---Functional
---Artistic Expression
---Narrative
---Ceremonial
Archaic Smile
Composite Beasts
Contrapposto Pose
Bronze Casting

Roman Vocabulary:

Mediterranean Sea
River Tiber
Social Structure
---Emporer
---Consuls
---Patricians
---Plebians
---Slaves
Roman Mythology
Fresco Painting
Five Categories of Roman Sculpture:
---Portraiture
---Historical Relief
---Sarcophagi
---Copies of Greek Works
Colosseum
Aqueducts
Roman Arch
Dome
Vault
Pantheon

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Educator Uploaded Plans (These are educators specific templates with included information and specifics)
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Links that have TONS of information about Ancient Greek life, art and culture:
http://upge.wn.com/?t=ancientgreece/index11.txt

 

Roman Links:
Tour the Colosseum!
http://dsc.discovery.com/games/colosseum/tour.html

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22tluDztDgc&feature=related
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Students will take home an open response assessment asking them to identify in what ways that Greek/Roman art have set the standard for art in later years. We will use the Building Writing method to generate ideas and recall information from the unit.

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Two-Column Note-taking Method (teaching a new way to take notes)
Prioritizing Content Handout (What is nice to know? Important to know? Critical to know?)
Building Writing Response Sheet (Prior to Take Home Open Response)

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