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Art and Social Studies Lesson Plan: Cave Art

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Visual Arts
Social Studies
--World History



Brief Description

Students create a diorama inspired by prehistoric art dating back to the Old Stone Age.


Students will

  • Define culture
  • Explore examples of prehistoric painting and relief sculpture
  • Become aware of the materials, techniques and subject matter in the art of the early cave dwellers
  • Describe life in ancient times and tell what kinds of art were created in early times
  • Create a cave painting and a relief sculpture in the form of a diorama


Cave, art, prehistoric, culture, social studies, ancient, history, pictograph, sculpture, painting

Materials Needed

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Lesson Plan

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Lesson Plan Source

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National Standards

Visual Arts
Grades K-4

Content Standard 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
Content Standard 3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas
Content Standard 5: Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.

World History
Grades 5-12

NSS-WH.5-12.1 Era 1: The Beginnings of Human Society

NSS-WH.5-12.1 Era 1: The Beginnings of Human Society - See more at:



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