ERIC Number: ED182237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Armenian Khatchkar (Stone Cross) Carved in 1308.
This booklet introduces students to a unique form of stone sculpture made by Armenian artists for over twelve centuries, the khatchkar, or stone cross. The document is part of a series of seven instructional materials dealing with the history and culture of Armenian Americans. It contains a reading on khatchkars as symbols of faith for eternity, a map of khatchkar sites in Soviet Armenia, worksheets on khatchkar features, and instructions for making a plaster khatchkar. For the worksheet activity, students identify types of decoration from a photograph of an 11th century sculpture. Both the reading and the instructions for the plaster khatchkar are accompanied by several photographs and drawings. The booklet may be used independently of the other materials in the series. (KC)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Art Education, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Sculpture, Social Studies, Student Projects, Visual Arts
Armenian Relief Society, Inc., 212 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Armenian Relief Society, Inc., Boston, MA.