Students will learn about ancient art and civilizations including ancient Rome, Greece, China, Egypt, other various regions of Africa, Native North America, Polynesia, and Native Central/South America. In groups, the students will research one of the cultures, create a google presentation, and then present their culture to the class. During the research and presentation process, students will be working on Chromebooks in the classroom. One major resource that the students will use is Khan Academy. Students will also apply their knowledge of ancient art to create a clay project inspired by a civilization of their choice.
Students will create a Seesaw account and engage in a class art critique utilizing Seesaw. During the class critique students will upload a photo of their artwork and comment on two other students' art, analyzing the formal characteristics and which elements/principles of design the artist has used successfully. Individual students will share out their ideas with the rest of the class. Students will also have an ongoing digital art portfolio of their work on Seesaw.