Saturday, October 22, 2011

four wonders of the world activity

      There are many more than four man-made "wonders"of the world and I have listed just a few below for teachers to research prior to this activity. These particular wonders are man made so they are appropriate for an art class. For this "icebreaker," the teacher will need to print out four distinct locations for each small group students participating in the activity.
  • Stonehenge
  • Colosseum
  • Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Great Wall of China
  • Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Taj Mahal
  • Cairo Citadel
  • Ely Cathedral
  • Cluny Abbey
      This activity not only introduces students to amazing architecture from across the globe, but it gives them incentive to think about how they might personally relate to art, architecture, artifacts, and their peers. Because the students are expected to interpret their neighbor's opinions and thoughts to the large group discussion, they should be asked to be careful listeners as well as express their own opinions. I have included below, a worksheet. Copy as many as you need for the students in your classroom.
Four Wonders Worksheet by Grimm

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