Students follow four basic rules to draw like an Egyptian. Display students' paintings in a classroom art gallery.
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Begin this activity with the following instructions:
Egyptian art is plain and simple. You too can draw like an Egyptian by following the four easy rules. You need only a pencil, crayons, and unlined paper.
If you would like to share with students some additional Egyptian painting resources, the following Web sites should be of use:
Did students follow all four rules in this lesson? Rate how well students achieved each goal.
Lesson Plan SourceUrbana Middle School
FINE ARTS: Visual Arts
GRADES 5 - 8
NA-VA.5-8.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.5-8.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
NA-VA.5-8.4 Understanding the Visual Arts In Relation to History and Cultures
NA-VA.5-8.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
GRADES 9 - 12
NA-VA.9-12.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.9-12.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
NA-VA.9-12.4 Understanding the Visual Arts In Relation to History and Cultures
NA-VA.9-12.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
SOCIAL SCIENCES: World History
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