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Getting Started- Egypt

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This page is designed to give you a feel for the approach we will take exploring art history from past to present. Take some time to navigate the links and contemplate the questions that demonstrate the levels of thinking required by the course.


Lesson One: Exploring Ancient Worlds


1. View the website

Exploring Ancient World Cultures


2. Activities and questions

     a. be prepared to name the ancient civilizations described

     b. how are they related geographically?

     c. can you name an ancient civilization not mentioned?

     d. find images that represent each culture online and be prepared to upload the URL to this wiki

             try: http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/emperors/ig/Roman-Emperors/

     e. after reading the summary, write your own conclusions about this resource

 3. Organizing the Materials


          1. methods of investigation

          2. wolfflinian principles of art history

          3. the art elements and principles

          4. art and aesthetics

     b. In groups, collectively answer an AP Art History Exam

          1. use you group topics as a means to organize your answers

          2. using a binder, create a study journal for the questions

          3. practice locating images and historic periods online and begin to organize virtual notecards

4. Follow this theme, "Art in a Blender," as a possible unifying point of view for the rest of this course.

     a. What subtitles or other types of "making" connections can you find?

     b. How can you connect these views of humanity into your investigation?

          1. briefly research homo sapien

          2. briefly research homo faber http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_faber

          3. briefly research homo luden

          4. What do you think a homo cantor would be?

          5. What do you think a homo pugnator would be?


Lesson Two: "yMlogyoth" sorting through the blender!



1. Where is the beginning?

     a. Where do most art histories start? http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/

     b. Choose YOUR starting point?

2. If you start with classical:

     a. CHECK THIS OUT: http://www.utexas.edu/cofa/bma/intro.html

          1. What are the three stages of greek sculpture/pottery?

          2. How many years are spanned/ Can you break this into three parts?

          3. Make a separate table (blender) for each period.

          4. Be sure and mention the intent and purpose of each object as you list its characteristics.

3. How do these sites provide strategies for organizing ancient history?

          a. Blending conflict, commerce, and cross-cultural influence:  


          b. Who put the HISTORY in art history?       


4. What are possible "pivotal events" that signal the beginnings and endings of periods?

5. Discus the importance of mythology and the art connections between man and the gods as subject matter.




(linked to http://www.touregypt.net/ehistory.htm )


Early Dynastic Period

Old Kingdom

First Intermediate Period (7th - 11th Dynasties) (2150 -1986 BC)

Middle Kingdom

Second Intermediate Period (13th - 17th Dynasties) (1759 - 1539 BC)

New Kingdom

Third Intermediate Period

Late Period

Ptolemaic Dynasty

Roman Period

Islamic Period

French Occupation Period

British Occupation Period

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