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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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 50 minute lessons

Students will listen to various sections of Petrarch’s poem “The Triumphs,” sketch images related to the text, and compare their drawings to the images portrayed in The Triumphs paintings.

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Triumph in Love
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Triumph in Love

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic qualities of the paintings, identify different entities or elements which triumph in contemporary life, and develop and illustrate a written piece about an element or entity that triumphs in their lives.

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A Triumphant Message
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A Triumphant Message

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the sequencing of events in the paintings and create a six-part story of sequential “triumphs” that ends with an important message.

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Characters on Parade
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Characters on Parade

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

After exploring different images and characters in the parades depicted in The Triumphs, children will make masks and have a parade of their own!

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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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