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Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 6: Back in Time (cc)

This series takes us back in time, introducing traditional crafts that have been passed on through generations. Kids explore their creativity through crafts and also learn about all types of history and various cultures. Learning takes place through curriculum-based projects that teach an appreciation of various peoples Click for more

2. Ancient Greece: 2000 B.C. to 400 A.D. (cc)

02. Ancient Greece: 2000 B.C. to 400 A.D. (cc)

"Highly Recommended. Each craft project is clearnly and simply explained, and easy to follow. The history lessons are brief, but informative, and give children a purpose for the assignment. A good choice to supplement units on ancient civilizations, the crafts could also be integrated into math and language arts lessons. A valuable addition for student clubs looking for new and unusual projects." -School Library Journal
Five projects that date back to the ancient Greek civilization. Projects include: Olive Wreath - Olive wreaths were a prize in the original Olympics. The first Olympic games were held in Greece in 776 B.C. Archimedes and Mathematical Solids - Archimedes lived from 287-212 B.C. Born in Sicily, educated in Egypt; he was the most well-known Greek mathematician. He is known for his studies of shapes. Greek Pots - Many different styles of ceramic pots were used in Ancient Greece. From storage, to drinking, they were decorated in many different colors with unique designs. The amphora shape is the traditional tall, handled pot and the klix is a wider bowl-shaped pot with a pedestal. Column Chalkboard - The Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns were the most common styles of architectural columns used in ancient Greece. Doric are the plainest and have no base. Ionic columns have a circular base and a shallow top with scrolls, and Corinthian are the most elaborate with a carved leave design at the top. Tragedy Comedy Mask - These masks are the symbol for theater and represent masks worn during the golden age around 500-300 B.C. This was the first time that theater as we know it was written and performed. All actors were male and they all played many different roles, so they wore masks to show their different characters or moods. 05/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned PI 30 min.
Also See: Timeline: A Short History of Time

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