For their new Unit of Inquiry about past world and present times, Grade 4 students had a great time learning about art and ancient civilisations at the Musee du Cinquantenaire. They looked at 6 key civilizations: Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Maya and Aztec and were asked to find links with present times. For example, ancient Syrian mosaics could refer to computer pixels in our current digital world and Greek amphora look like sports trophies.
They learned to look at the past differently and were very excited to find links with their daily life!
By Marianne Behaeghel, ES Art teacher