Interpreting Ancient Art in Social Studies

Grades 6-8 / Social Studies / Arts
CCSS: ELA.SL.6.1c ELA.SL.6.2 ELA.SL.6.6

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12

6

6th Grade

1c

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others'€™ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12

6

6th Grade

2

Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12

6

6th Grade

6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 6 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 52 for specific expectations.)

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Developed in Partnership with

The Getty

Lesson Objective

Analyze art using a See-Wonder-Think thinking routine

Length

10 min

Questions to Consider

  • How does the See-Wonder-Think thinking routine deepen the way students look at art?
  • Why is it important to focus solely on observations during the first part of the routine?
  • How do students apply their knowledge of social studies when analyzing art?

Common Core Standards

ELA.SL.6.1c, ELA.SL.6.2, ELA.SL.6.6

Blog: The Power of Arts Integration

Playlist: Greek Mythology in the Classroom & Museum

Images courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum Villa Collection, Malibu, California

Supporting Materials

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  • Interpreting Ancient Art in Social Studies Transcript

  • Worksheet: Ancient Greek and Roman Talk Show Villa.PDF

  • Worksheet: Greek and Roman Gods at the Getty Villa.PDF

  • Worksheet: Seating Chart.PDF

  • Worksheet: See Wonder Think.PDF

  • Arts Integration Resources from the Getty Museum.PDF

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Interpreting Ancient Art in Social Studies

Grades 6-8 / Social Studies / Arts

Interpreting Ancient Art in Social Studies