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World Myths & Legends in Art

Top Subjects:  Animals   Art/Architecture   Geography   Health   History   Math   Reading   Science
Resource:World Myths & Legends in Art
Provider:Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Summary:Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision). Explore the mythology surrounding 26 works of art with this website from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Description:Dig into your studies by selecting either "Art by Culture" or "Art by Theme." Cultures include:
  • African
  • Euro-American
  • Chinese
  • Ancient Egyptian
  • Western European
  • Ancient Greek and Roman
  • Japanese
  • Native American
  • Oceanic
Themes cover:
  • Creation Myths
  • Myths explaining a practice
  • God Myths
  • Hero Myths
  • Myths with animal or beast characters
Once you have decided the direction you wish to take for your studies, you will be presented with various related artworks. Select the option you want to view the artwork, learn key ideas, read the story behind the piece, discover the background behind the piece, and answer discussion questions.

Vocabulary words in capital letters are scattered throughout that when clicked on provide pop-up window with definitions. Reveal the answers to discussion questions by clicking on the underlined, highlighted section.

Teachers will want to review the "How to use this site" link and the entire curriculum can be downloaded to use away from the computer by selecting the "Downloadable Curriculum" link.

Not only will this website be a great addition to your art appreciation class, but will provide a nice supplement to your world history studies.
Contributed by:ClickSchooling ©Copyright 2017, All Rights Reserved, ClickSchooling
C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Art
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades:5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
F O R   M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N
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