I brought my family to the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts in Minneapolis Mn this weekend. We got some really great ideas from and organization called ArtStart. ArtStart is an award-winning,non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing quality arts education for children and adults. They had a activity book with a great idea. Here is a way that you can reuse CD cases. It looked as if they were using Elmer's Glue and a variety of beans. The one on the right also has a mirrored sheet of…
Ancient Greece Stations, Parthenon Accordion Book, Ancient Greece Activities
Learning about ancient Greece is about to get really fun! This resource includes 6 ancient Greece learning centers and an ancient Greece activity! First, students will rotate through 6 ancient Greece stations. Then, they'll turn their work into an ancient Greece craft. They'll create an expandable Parthenon Accordion book!
Greek Vases: Scratch Art
After seeing this once or twice on some other sites, HERE and HERE, I decided to give it a try myself. On the first day 2nd graders were introduced to greek history, greek pots, and the terminology used to describe the major elements of a pot (mouth, neck, belly, and foot). We then reviewed warm vs. cool colors and talked about the warn colors used in greek pots. I then introduced them to symmetry. For this part I stand infront of the room to do a little symmetrical/asymmetrical dance. If I…
Writing Myths Lesson Plans: Large creative writing sword templates"
Writing Myths Lesson Plans: This page contains large sword templates for students to write their myths on. This set includes an idea web, first draft worksheets, grading rubric, and fun sword creative writing templates.