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Exploring Ancient Portrait Busts and Propaganda Then and Now


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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, State-specific

About This Lesson

Explore Ancient Worlds through Art resource bundles feature a selection of objects in the Getty Museum to complement middle and high school curricula across the United States. The Getty’s ancient art collection is specialized in ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan objects. The objects, learning guides, and complementary media included in Explore Ancient Worlds through Art offer opportunities to discover a deeper understanding of various civilizations through time.



Learning Guide_Exploring Ancient Portrait Busts and Propaganda Then and Now.pdf

Activity, Lesson Plan, Project Based Learning
May 9, 2024
8.81 MB


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.
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.
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
Discuss the legacies of Roman art and architecture, technology and science, literature, language, and law.


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