Ancient Rome for Teachers
Gods, Goddesses, Myths
- AttributesóClues as to Who's Who In this treasure hunt-like activity, students learn to recognize mythical characters in a story by identifying the unique clothes, weapons, or other objectsócalled attributesóthat they wear or carry.
- Characters, Actions, and Settings Students read an episode from a myth and then search for the painting that depicts the same scene. They explore the ways an artist depicts written words visually.
- Creating a Monster Students read a description of a mythic monster and search for the monster in a work of art. They then draw their own monster and write a story about it.
- Lasting Traditions Students compare how artists have depicted the same goddess over the centuries.
- A Picture Paints a Thousand Words Students study facial expression and gesture in paintings and explore how artists use these tools to tell a story.
- Body Language Students compare two statues of the same god and consider how the artists used body language to create similarities and differences in mood and expression.
- Postcard Memories Students write a postcard to a friend or their family describing their visit to the Getty and telling them about a character or myth they learned about.
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