Chapter 2: Mesopotamia & Persia Lesson 1: Warm-up 9-2-14 Ch.2 Mesopotamia Obj: SWBAT apply knowledge of ancient Mesopotamia to describe the context of the people on an exit slip. Please respond in complete sentences: 1. Think back to the prehistoric people. Describe the context of the people in the Neolithic era. 2. Describe the possible functions for Stonehenge. Chapter 1 8-27-14 Warm-up: Homework Due Read Chapter 2, Pg. Cue Cards (8) Due: Chapter 2 Refer to Chapter sheet Class Expectations 1. Students are respectful of everyone and all belongings 2. Students are prepared and on time with all materials 3. Students follow directions the first time given 4. Students keep food and drinks away during class (water only) 5. Students keep personal electronics off and out of sight (explicit permission will be given to use electronics). • • • Hoods off Food Away Backpacks, purses, bags, etc. on back of chair or under desk Announcements: Quiz grades are in the grade book Make up/re-take quiz today or Thursday after school Make sure you have your text book Agenda: Warm-up Announcements and Reminders Text Book Distribution Choose Cue Card groups Prehistoric art Notes Office Hours Tuesday 3:00-4:00 Thursday 3:00-4:00 CUE CARD GROUPS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 3-4 people to one group Exchange phone numbers and emails All works of art to be covered in this course WILL NOT be addressed during class. It will be your responsibility to research those not covered. You will create “Cue Cards,” like flash cards, of all artworks for homework. Divide the list of artworks for each chapter among your group and complete your part then share info with your group--combine your efforts to complete all cue cards. Intro to Mesopotamia Intro to Ancient Mesopotamian Art Ancient Mesopotamia n Art Context • Humanity had settled in farms • The use of plows and irrigation canals • This area was known as the “Fertile Crescent” • Area between Iraq and Iran, around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers • The first clear narrative in art appears Sumerian Art Sumerian Dates: 3500 BCE- 2332 BCE Key Locations: southern Iraq Contextual Information: • Composed of city-states— independent selfgoverning city • Sumerian rulers were viewed as the god’s representatives on earth & keepers of earthly treasures • Food and resources were readily available so many people could do other jobs— manufacture, trade, administration • Institutionalized defense—armies formed by the government Sumerian Art Sumerian • Writing appeared—scratching of pictographs in soft clay • Simple pictures standing for words • Cuneiforms– wedge shapes signs pressed into clay—beginnings of writing • Appearance of literature: The Epic of Gilgamesh • Story of Gilagmesh, a Uruk king who slayed the monster Huwana Temple (cella) Flashcard Ziggurat 2-2 Reconstruction drawing of the White Temple and ziggurat Bent Axis White Temple and ziggurat, Uruk http://www.coco.cc.az.us/apetersen/_ART201/sumeria.htm Flashcard www.accd.edu/.../arts1303/Chapter2.htm Statuettes of Worshipers Votive Figures www.accd.edu/.../arts1303/Chapter2.htm Flashcard Standard of Ur http://www.accd.edu/sac/vat/arthistory/arts1303/Chapter2.htm www.hp.uab.edu/image_archive/ue/uec.html www.britannica.com Narrative Registers Exit Slip Answer the following in complete sentences: How has the context of the Mesopotamian people changed from that of the Paleolithic and Neolithic people? Describe the new developments in the world that occurred.