ERIC Number: ED410169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
MFA Connections: Three Themes for Teacher-Guided Visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Foote, Allison; And Others
This teacher resource packet encourages exploration of history and culture through art images. The packet consists of three units: "Daily Life around the World," which explores the rituals of daily life in ancient Egypt, China, and Greece, as well as colonial and turn-of-the-century America. "Images of Power," examines the nature of power and its forms--spiritual, political, and personal--as it is expressed in art around the world. "Mythology East and West," looks at selected myths from different cultures, and examines the ways mythological stories have been portrayed in works of art. Students will learn how these works reflect the cultural customs and values and consider the myths, heroes, and heroines of contemporary culture. These units were developed to prepare secondary level students for and build on corresponding gallery visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts but the materials may be adapted for independent use. Each unit focuses on about 10 works of art relevant to the theme. Background information and a black and white reproduction of each art object is provided. A series of questions encourage student description, interpretation, and creative response to works of art. Reproducible "Discovery Sheets" provide a range of activities that students can complete either on their own or in small groups. These activities require students to gather information, develop observation and comparison skills, and encourage personal reflection. Suggestions for further reading conclude the resource. (MM)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Art, Art Activities, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Material Culture, Museums, Mythology, Non Western Civilization, Power Structure, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Visual Arts, Western Civilization
Department of Education, Teacher Resources, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: China; Egypt; Greece