Art History:  Grade 6

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SENEGAL TO HONOLULU - 

 

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Lesson 1 - African Art (Oct)

Includes Dogon Kanaga masks, Dan judge mask, discussion of lost wax casting, Nigerian sculpture and some handmade African toys.

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Lesson 2 - Art of Islam (Nov)

Includes the Mosque of Omar, Mosque of the Shah, calligraphy, an astrolabe, ceramic design, Iranian miniature painting, Persian rugs and the Islamic faith, including the Muslim approach to art.

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Lesson 3 - Art of India (Dec)

Includes a discussion of Hinduism and Buddhism. Images include an ancient pectoral, Buddha, Vishnu, Shiva, Indian miniature painting and the Taj Mahal.

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Lesson 4 - Art in China & Korea (Jan)

A discussion of the 1974 discovery of Shih Huang Ti's terracotta army. also images of Buddha, ceramic vase, "shadowless painting", calligraphy and silk.

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Lesson 5 - Japanese Art (Feb)

Includes woodcut, The great wave off Kanagawa, lacquered ink stone case, child's kimono and Daruma doll.

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Lesson 6 - Indonesian Art (Mar)

Includes a discussion of batik techniques, beaded skirt, the Kris (ceremonial dagger) and Wayang Kulit puppets.

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Lesson 7 - Art in Melanesia (Apr)

Includes a discussion of batik techniques, beaded skirt, the Kris (ceremonial dagger) and Wayang Kulit puppets.

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Lesson 8 - Hawaiian (May)

This lesson concludes our journey eastward. Includes a painting of the death of James Cook, wooden carving, gourd bowl, feather hat, hair necklace and painting of King Kamehameha.

 

          

Despite the differences in speech, customs and lifestyles, children can readily enjoy and appreciate the art of other cultures.

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