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K–12 Educator Program

Art with a Purpose: The Ancient World

Examine ways purpose and point of view shaped art of the ancient world. Join us for a curatorial talk, an introduction to teaching strategies and Museum resources supporting instruction, as well as opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues. Participants will receive a free copy of The Art of Ancient Egypt: A Resource for Educators, made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose, or Roman Art: A Resource for Educators. Please register online.

Common Core State Standards
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.* (*work of art) (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6)
Analyze how two or more texts* address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. (*works of art) (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9)

National Learning Standards
Era 3: Classical Traditions, Major Religions, and Giant Empires 1000 BCE–300 CE (NSS-WH.5-12.3)
Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History and Cultures (NA-VA.9-12.4)
Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines (NA-VA.K-12.6)

Fee: $45 (includes lunch)

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Educator programs are made possible by the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education in The New York Community Trust, Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Oceanic Heritage Foundation, Altman Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Kenneth and Anna Zankel, Jane and Frances Stein Foundation, and Jephson Educational Trusts.