ERIC Number: ED479852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Art Activities about Mesopotamia, Egypt and Islam. Hands-On Ancient People.
Merrill, Yvonne Y.
This book features objects of the Mesopotamian, the Egyptian, and Islamic cultures. In exploring important contributions in ancient art, the book presents visuals that are interpretations of authentic artifacts, usually in museum collections, or illustrations from archaeological publications and articles. Historical items (n=55+) have been adapted to paper and other readily available materials. The book provides easy instructions and drawings to assist the user in creating quality projects and gaining knowledge about the culture from background text. Activities in the book have been tested in elementary and middle school classrooms and can be used in museum programs, classrooms, and at home. The book contains projects about Mesopotamia (n=11), Egypt (n=31), and Islam (n=13). Each introduces the subjects with illustrated historical information. Background stories and topical storybooks accompany each project in the book. There are four small maps and one full-page map that introduce sites (n=20) of historical chronology. Each activity in the book is presented with a full-color photograph, to aid adults and young people in creating a successful process-oriented product. (BT)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Products, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Handicrafts, Intermediate Grades, Islam, Middle Schools, Student Projects, Visual Arts
KITS Publishing, 2359 E. Bryan Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 ($23). Tel: 801-582-2517; Fax: 801-582-2540; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.hands-on.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Artifacts; Egyptian Art; Historical Background; Islamic Art; Mesopotamian Art
Note: For additional "Hands-On" art activities, see SO 034 567-568.