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Animals of the Americas




May 5, 2009

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Use this image collection with the MIA's "Art of the Ancient Americas" Teaching the Arts feature.

Compile a field guide to animals of the Americas using Art Collector. Choose an animal from the collection and write a description of the animal based on its appearance in the work of art. Then research the animal and add a description of its behavior. What special characteristics of the animal might have made it special to the culture that created the work of art? (See Fact 3 in "Art of the Ancient Americas". Include your ideas in your field guide entry.   

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Type: Instructional Set
Grades: K-12
Instructional Method: Classroom Discussion, Multimedia Instruction, Self-paced Learning, Thematic Approach
Added to Site: May 5, 2009