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This idea is called “Cave Man Zoo” and involves cave paintings

Subject:

Art  

Grades:

1, 2, 3  

Title – A CAVE MAN ZOO
By – Jeanne Wolf
Primary Subject – Art
Secondary Subjects - 
Grade Level – 1-3
HISTORY OF ART 001

Children are shown a dozen slides of cave paintings. They are allowed to use a pointer and point out the various animals on the walls of the caves. Some are not obvious so ‘discovery’ is important. How did they paint on the ceilings without a ladder?

Next an open conversation about what things were used to make the images. How did the images last so long without fading? Where did they find the different colors? Berries? Charcoal? Soft stones?

Next: Roll out plain brown wrapping paper, give each student four colors of chalk/charcoal yellow, white, brown, black. Have them make a picture of the bison, deer etc. they saw on the slides. (NOTE: There were NO dinosaurs.)

Hang their pre history zoo in the lunch room or library.

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