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Unit Title: The Classical Era: The Ideal through the Eyes of the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans
Course: AP Art History
Learning Objectives: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
Unit Overview
Unit Components
Key Artists/Pieces
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
Funerary Krater
Olpe (pitcher)
Metropolitan Kouros
Anavysos Kouros
Peplos Kore from
the
Acropolis
Achilles and Ajax
Playing a Game
Niobides Krater
Kritios Boy
Doryphoros (Spear
Bearer)
Acropolis
Plan
Parthenon
Helios, horses and
Dionysus
Temple of Athena
Nike
Victory (Nike)
Adjusting Her
Sandal
Plaque of
Ergastines
(Marshals and
Young Women)
Athenian Agora
Grave Stele of

Unit Length: 8 days


Date Created: 7/11/2015

Etruscans and
Ancient Rome

Etruscan and
Ancient Rome

Concepts/Topics/
Unit Vocabulary

Concepts/Topics/
Unit Vocabulary

Concepts/Topics/
Unit Vocabulary

Concepts/Topics/
Unit Vocabulary

Temple of Minerva
plan and elevation

The Emergence of
Greek Civilization
The Geometric
Period

"Man is the measure


of all things."

post and lintel


pediment
entablature
cornice
Doric frieze
triglyph
metope
Ionic frieze
architrave

Etruscan

amphiprostyle
parapet

Rome "MERIT"
Portrait Sculpture/
Realism
verism

(Veii, near Rome, Italy)

Sculpture of Apollo
Tomb of the Triclinium
Cinerary Urns
Mater Matuta
Sarcophagus of the
Spouses
Head of a Roman
Patrician
Augustus of Prima
Porta
House of the Vettii
plan, atrium, frescoes
Colosseum (Flavian
Amphitheater)
Forum of Trajan
(reconstruction)
Basilica Ulpia
Trajan Markets
Column of Trajan
Pantheon
(outside and interior)
Pont du Gard
(aqueducts)
Ludovisi Battle
Sarcophagus

The Orientalizing
Period
olpe
rosettes
The Archaic Period
kore
kouros
Archaic smile
peplos
Ceramics
Exekias
black-figure
red-figure
amphora
bell krater
psykter
hydria
lekythos
oinochoe
kylix
kantharos
calyx krater
symposium
tondo

The Early Classical


Period
contrapposto
hollow-casting
(lost-wax process)
The High Classical
Period
Polykleitos
The Canon
(golden ratio)
Temples/Architecture

acropolis
Kallikrates and
Iktinos
Pheidias
peristyle colonnade
stereobate
stylobate
pronaos
naos
cella
treasury
opisthodomos
Doric order
Ionic order
Corinthian order

Daily Life in
Ancient Greece
agora
podium
tholos
stelae
Ceramics (continued)

white-ground
tempera
The Late Classical
Period
mosaic
tesserae

Temples and Sculpture

tufa
Tuscan order
terra cotta
"Life in Death"
urn
sarcophagus

Cities and Homes/


Interior Space
forum
insulae
vestibule
atrium
cistern
peristyle
tablinum
cubicula
dado
intuitive perspective
still life

Readings and
Assessments
Chapter 5
pages 100-116
Reading Guide
3-A
pages 117-119
Reading Guide
3-B
pages 119-138
Reading Guide
3-C
pages 138-157
Reading Guide
3-D
Chapter 6
pages 158-168
Reading Guide
3-E
pages 168-187
Reading Guide
3-F
pages 188-196
Reading Guide
3-G
pages 196-215
Reading Guide
3-H
Graphic
Organizers and
Worksheets
Writing
Assessments

Hegeso
Woman and Maid
(Achilles Painter)
Hermes and the
Infant Dionysos
Aphrodite of Knidos
Alexander Mosaic
from the House of
Faun
Great Altar of Zeus
and Athena at
Pergamon w/ Plan
Athena (attacking
the Giants)
Laocoon and His
Sons
Winged Victory of
Samothrace (Nike)
Seated Boxer

Baths of Caracalla
Constantine the Great
Petra, Jordan
Treasury
Great Temple

lip
neck
shoulder
body (belly)
foot

column
capital
abacus
echinus
necking
shaft
drum
flute
fillet
base
volute
acanthus leaf
entasis

The Hellenistic
Period
barbarian
expressionism

Monuments/Temples/
Engineering

barrel vault
buttress
groin vault
pier
engaged columns
Tuscan order arcade
Ionic order arcade
Corinthian order
arcade

Completed
Unit 3
Image Matrixes
Unit Tests (2)
Matrixes with
Images - Unit 4

temple
basilica
forum
apse
rotunda
coffers
oculus
exedrae
aqueduct
arcade
voussoirs
keystone
Petra

Learner/Performance Objectives: The student will . . .

Assessments/Evidence

1. Define and use unit vocabulary.


2. Identify works of art.
3. Recognize the influence of the artistic traditions of the ancient Near East and
dynastic Egypt on the classical world.
4. Become familiar with the order and time span of the various divisions of Greek
history.
5. Witness the birth of the Greek Empire under Alexander the Great and notice
the changes in art that the empire brought to Greece.
6. Distinguish between the standard shapes of Greek pottery and their specific
utilitarian functions.
7. Observe the technical possibilities and limitations of painting on Greek ceramic
vessels, and how it affected the representation of the human form.
8. Explore the nature of the period and style of ancient Greek art history known as
High Classical, appreciate the essential meaning of the term classical, and
identify what ideals embody that style.
9. Identify the basic technical features of Greek temples, and differentiate between
the three architectural orders.
10. Discover the ways Late Classical and Hellenistic sculptors departed from the

Selected response (e.g., multiple choice, matching, true/false)


- unit tests
Constructed response (e.g., slide identification, fill-in-the-blank,
short answer, label, graphic)
- unit tests
- reading guides
- graphic organizers
Product (e.g., essay, model, project)
- image matrixes
- writing assessment
Process (e.g., observations, discussions)
- observation
- classroom discussions
- pair share
- oral questioning

norms of the High Classical tradition, and appreciate the fact that the retreat
was a choice, not a loss of technique.
11. Examine the ways that Etruscan funerary art celebrates the vitality of human
existence.
12. Observe how the concept of the ideal form changes over the course of
Ancient Greek, Etruscan, and Roman sculpture.
13. Notice the development of portraiture as a major form of artistic expression for
the Romans.
14. Explore the structural and supreme engineering advances made by the Romans
in the construction of large civic architecture.
15. Appreciate the Roman adoption of Greek gods and goddesses and understand
the unique features of the Roman religion, including deification of emperors
and Roman piety towards ancestors.
16. Become familiar with the various ways that Romans embellished the walls of
their houses.

Unit Resources/Materials:
Textbooks Videos Powerpoint Presentations