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Re: unit ideas

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Ellyn Wenk (ellyn)
Thu, 29 Apr 1999 19:46:08 -0500

I just want to say that the time line is exactly how I teach
too. And it works for me. It also helps the students understand
time and what a timeline is.

As far as multicultural art goes I found that many of the
beginnings of interesting art forms related to various
cultures fell somewhere into the ancient through Renaissance
time periods To give an example and to name just a few: Please
understand I know there is much much more!!
200 to 1400 AD
Byzantine ( Constantinople, Russia, Greece, Kiev Asia Minor,
Turkey give or take a few other countries) (the blending of
several traditions classical Greco- Roman and arts of the near
Near East such as ; Mosaics, Icons, use of vivid colors and
2500 BC to 1500 AD
Islamic ( decorative tiles and iron made swords, knotted
intricate designed carpets ewer or intricate vase making and
architecture of the Mosque)----
2500 BC to 1500 AD
India ( Pottery jars, stamp seals sculptures of Hindu gods,
Shiva bronze statues, and the bronze bull Nandi and Buddhist
shrines Porcelain figures of Buddha and art influenced by
Hellenistic style relief carved in stone. Three curly-maned lions
coming from the sculptured designs that topped Asoka's pillars
that were carved of sandstone. The combining of Indian art and
persian such as Nobles riding on elephants, The architecture of
The Taj Mahal, )------
2000 BC to 1600 AD
China (Chinese silk embroidery, silk making, porcelain,
invention of paper, nature painting landscapes with single branch
or flower, Wood block printing, Dragons as subject matter, bronze
statues of rhinoceros, Chinese books Sung and Ming art of
porcelain jars and jade sculptures) --------
2000 BC to 1600 AD
Japan (Japanese Kimonos, Samurai subjects and street scenes,
puppet theaters
Kabuki theater with colorful scenery and costumes, wood block
printing with many blocks , plate armor )----------
l730 BC to 1600 AD
Africa (Metalworking of bronze sculptures, masks , carved wood,
ivory carvings, brass weights of daily life, woven grass, printed
cloths and the whole Egyptian pyramids and tombs &
1200 BC to 1438 AD
The Americas (Clay sculptures, stone carvings, mosaic covered
carvings ,turquoise and shell mosaic masks, peruvian weaving,
Aztec ear spools, natural dyes, Anasazi apartment houses, pueblo
bowels , hammered copper woodworkers of sun masks , mounds of the
Hope well,)

So I relate most of my multicultural lessons when I am in those
timeline sections. I too am not as consistent as I want to be
with this area.

I welcome any additions to these areas and any ideas of a
better way to work in Multicultural art.