This is How I Saw It
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This is How I Saw It

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will critically examine and discuss the image of the Large Jug and determine its function and uses as well as identify decorative details found. Students will use imagination to visualize they are at a celebratory function where this object was used.

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Creative Containers
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Creative Containers

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will learn about the purpose and use of the Inca Arybalo, discover how containers for liquids have changed during the course of history, and design a container for liquids for a special occasion.

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Time to Celebrate!
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Time to Celebrate!

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of the Inca Large Jug, describe the kind of ceremonial, festive occasion in which the jug may have been used, and compare and contrast large celebrations in the ancient Inca Empire with those in modern-day American cultures.

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What Kind of Vessel Are You?
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What Kind of Vessel Are You?

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of the Inca Large Jug. Then they will use their imaginations to write a creative short story or personal essay describing what kind of vessel they might be and why.

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Around the Bend
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Around the Bend

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will examine the colors, patterns, shape, and purpose of the Large Jug (Aryballo). Students will then draw a simple design on both a flat and curved surface and explain the challenges of drawing on a curved surface.

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Among the Inca – A Ceremonial Feast
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Among the Inca – A Ceremonial Feast

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will learn how the Inca Aryballo (Large Jug) was used during Inca ceremonial feasts, then create a comic strip detailing a conversation that might have taken place among invitees during the celebration.

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Composite Picture of a Leader
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Composite Picture of a Leader

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of Summer; explain how Arcimboldo’s composite paintings convey multiple layers of meaning; and create a composite drawing or collage of a famous leader from history sharing the accomplishments, issues, and challenges associated with his

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Poetry with Natural Similes and Metaphors
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Poetry with Natural Similes and Metaphors

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of Summer; make comparisons between physical features of the figure portrayed in Summer with items from the natural world; and create poems using similes and metaphors comparing a person’s physical appearance with items from the

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Food Face Fun
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Food Face Fun

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will explore Arcimboldo’s Summer by touching and examining the real fruits and vegetables that he included in his painting. As a class, students will then arrange the food into a profile sculpture.

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Contents and Containers
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Contents and Containers

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 40 minute lesson

Children will examine different containers and what they can hold. They will then learn about the Ceramic Thick Tea Caddy, what it holds, and why it is special. Watching a video on the Japanese Tea Ceremony will reinforce the container’s value and importance in Japanese culture.

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Royal Portraits
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Royal Portraits

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of Edward, Prince of Wales; explain how certain features of the painting indicate that this is a portrait of a royal individual; and create a portrait of someone they know or of themselves as a royal figure, including appropriate element

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Getting it Right
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Getting it Right

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will learn about the x-rays taken of Zenale’s painting Madonna and Child with Saints, and how they show several changes he made during the creative process.

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