These in-gallery worksheets for grades K–12 explore the architecture and gardens of the Getty Villa site. Includes with pre- and post-visit activities, and a PowerPoint slideshow to orient your students.

Activities 1–6 of 6

Architectural Elements of an Ancient Roman Villa
Grades/Level: Lower Elementary (K–2), Upper Elementary (3–5)
Subjects: Visual Arts, English—Language Arts, History—Social Science, Science
Activity Overview: Use this activity for a visit to the Getty Villa's grounds and gardens, and Galleries 201C and 207. Students learn about architectural details in an ancient Roman villa and look for these features throughout the Getty Villa's grounds, gardens, and galleries.

antefixes, Getty Villa

Plant Myths
Grades/Level: Upper Elementary (3–5), Middle School (6–8)
Subjects: Visual Arts, English—Language Arts, History—Social Science, Science
Activity Overview: Use this activity for visiting the Getty Villa's Herb Garden and the Wine in Antiquity gallery (Gallery 213). Students find and identify plants in the Getty Villa's gardens and depicted on artwork inside the Museum and learn how these plants were incorporated into myths and everyday life in antiquity.

Pomegranate / Greek

Living Spaces in an Ancient Roman Villa
Grades/Level: Upper Elementary (3–5), Middle School (6–8)
Subjects: Visual Arts, English—Language Arts, History—Social Science, Science
Activity Overview: Use this activity for exploring the Getty Villa's Atrium and Triclinium, the Gods and Goddesses gallery (Gallery 104) and the Women and Children in Antiquity gallery (Gallery 207). Students learn the living spaces in an ancient Villa, describe their ancient use, and compare them to modern living spaces.

Wall Fragment, Woman on Balcony / Roman

The Cooking Class
Grades/Level: Upper Elementary (3–5), Middle School (6–8)
Subjects: Visual Arts, English—Language Arts, History—Social Science, Science
Activity Overview: Use this activity for exploring the Getty Villa's Herb Garden and the Men in Antiquity gallery (Gallery 209). Students identify herbs in the Herb Garden for an ancient recipe, and learn about ancient food preparation and eating practice.

Wall Fragment, Meal Preparation / Roman

Form and Function in Ancient Architecture
Grades/Level: High School (9–12)
Subjects: Visual Arts, English—Language Arts, History—Social Science, Science, Mathematics
Activity Overview: Use this activity for visiting the Getty Villa's grounds and gardens, and the Arts of Greco-Roman Egypt gallery (Gallery 206). Students use Vitruvius's architectural principles to investigate details in the Getty Villa's architecture and in architecture depicted in works of art in the galleries.

Inner Peristyle, Getty Villa

Garden Sculpture
Grades/Level: High School (9–12)
Subjects: Visual Arts, English—Language Arts, History—Social Science, Science
Activity Overview: Use this activity for visiting the Getty Villa's grounds and gardens. Students explore the Villa gardens, looking closely at the garden sculpture and reflecting on its meaning and use.

garden sculpture, Getty Villa

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