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NAME OF MONTESSORI ACTIVITY

Art Step 8 – Using a Timeline of Art

AREA

The Arts

AGE

3 – 9 Years

MATERIALS

  Montessori Helper

  • An Ancient and Medieval time line – 3000BC – 1300AD
  • Traditional Art – 1300 – 1850
  • Modern Art – 1850 Impressionists – present day
  • Alternatively, use the child’s own Time Line of his life
  • A time Line of Prehistoric Painting – cave paintings
  • A sequence of paintings by one particular artist. (Picasso Matisse, Goya, Chagall and Monet etc.)

The time line is about 20cm wide on which a series of dates are printed.

DIRECT AIM

  • To learn about the different periods in the history of art.

INDIRECT AIM

  • Visual discrimination
  • Concentration
  • Broaden his cultural knowledge

PRESENTATION

  1. This is a group presentation on the carpet / floor.
  2. Let the child help you unroll the timeline carefully.
  3. Explain that the time line will enable to see Art from many, many years ago to the present time.
  4. Let the children take a picture and read its date and place it on the appropriate part of the Time Line.
  5. Let the children talk about the various periods on the time line and where possible, leave it out for a few days.

CONTROL OF ERROR

The control cards

EXTENSIONS

 

VARIATIONS

 

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