Monday, October 14, 2013

Tuesday, Oactober 15th, 2013

Dear Humanities Kids,

I hope you enjoyed your Fall Break! If you missed class today, we completed the following:

1. Each student submitted and shared their cartouche with the "owner" of the "immortality." Well done, cute kids, I am so impressed with your work. This assignment gave a much deeper understanding of this art form.

2. We continued discussing the following architectural forms:
1. Funerary monument of Hatshepsut. Please obtain this information via the Internet or from a friend.

2. We also discussed Abu Simbel (Ramses II) and the significance of Obelisks.

1. CER #1 is due on Thursday. Remember that you are discussing THREE of the FIVE Elements of Design for the body paragraphs. This will be a five paragraph response.
2. EXAM Covering Egypt will take place on THURSDAY. Make sure you review your graphic organizer. Place close attention to the following points, cute kids. If you respond to the questions, please DO NOT USE your graphic organizer. Use this as a pre-test, so you know your areas of weakness.
  • What was the primary focus regarding the ancient Egyptians way of life? What literary, architectural, and artistic forms mimic this belief?
  • Why is the scarab beetle so important to Egyptian art? What does the beetle symbolize?
  • Why is mummification considered an art form?
  • Why were hieroglyphics so significant to the ancient Egyptians?
  • Explain the importance of the Rosetta Stone.
  • What is the Ka? Why is it so important?
  • What is the Ba? Why is it so important?
  • Explain the evolution of pyramid development.
  • What are the primary symbols used in ancient Egyptian art and what to they represent?