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Art Through Time: A Global View

December 2, 2016

So I have had the privileged to meet up with a few AP Art History teachers in the past few weeks and the one thing I notice more people need to know about is Annenberg Learner’s series: “Art Through Time:  A Global View.” I take the time to show ALL episodes with my AP class, most of them in class too! Here is a list of the episodes and how they relate to the AP Curriculum; it’s a great tool for thematic grouping!!!
20150602_140544Converging Culture
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Mary Cassatt
  • Casta painting
  • Chinese porcelain
  • New Spain Virgin Mary
  • Theotokos

I typically save this video for after I cover Western art up to the 19th century & all Non-Western art so they can fully make the Western/Non-Western connections.

Dreams & Visions
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Ecstasy of St. Teresa
  • The Scream
  • Maya Lintel
  • #25, The Jungle

Honestly, I have stuck this video in a different unit every time; I think it best correlates after you discuss Baroque and Maya art but perhaps as a preview of Surrealist art?
IMG_6178History & Memory
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Jacques-Louis David
  • Lukasa
  • Jacob Lawrence
  • Bayeux Tapestry
  • Column of Trajan
  • Romanticized Native American paintings
  • Marie de’Medici cycle
  • Albrecht Durer
  • Native American ledger

I use this video either during or right after my unit of African art to teach the Lukasa and as a preview Neoclassicism and Romanticism.
IMG_0986Ceremony & Society
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Portrait of Louis XIV
  • Basin (Baptistère of Saint Louis)
  • Feathered helmet
  • Persepolis
  • Sierra Leon mask
  • Shah Jahan
  • Nikisi Nkondi
  • A Congo stool

I always use this video before my unit on African and Oceanic art to introduce major themes and connect it to other ceremonial pieces.
IMG_0983Cosmology & Belief
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Mosque at Cordoba
  • Shiva
  • Buddha
  • Isenheim Altarpiece
  • Kaaba
  • Byzantine Theokotos Icon
  • Byzantine church
  • Medieval reliquary
  • Vladimir Kandinsky painting
  • Gothic cathedral

This video is perfect after my World Religions Unit; I combine many content areas to teach the Five Major World Religions.
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Book of the Dead
  • Terracotta warriors
  • Egyptian sarcophagus
  • La Calavera de la Catrina
  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder

This video is most applicable to Ancient Egyptian art, so I play it with my unit on The Ancient World (Ancient Near East & Ancient Egypt)
Domestic Life
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Faith Ringgold
  • Fallingwater
  • Villa Savoy
  • Dutch genre scene

I use this video during my 20th Century Unit to teach Villa Savoy and Fallingwater; after we watch the 25 minute episode I give students articles on either piece and we discuss domesticity in various environments.
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Golden Haggadah
  • Lindisfarne Gospels
  • A page from a Quran
  • Xu Bing
  • Mesoamerican Codex

This video goes really well with my Medieval Europe Unit, which I teach after World Regions, and so it is a nice bridge with Islamic text.
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Hatshepsut
  • Diego Velasquez
  • Andy Warhol

I haven’t really found a “good”  place to stick this one so I usually wait until the very end of the year to use as thematic review or have them watch it over Spring Break.
IMG_1013The Natural World
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Serpent Mound
  • Spiral Jetty
  • Hudson River School landscape
  • Chinese scroll
  • Japanese polychrome woodblock

I always show this video as a connector in between my Art of the Americas Unit and East Asian art.
img_2434The Urban Experience
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Parthenon
  • Mosque of Djenne
  • Christos’ Gates
  • Vermeer’s Dutch urban landscape
  • White Temple & Ziggurat

Although feel like this video would go well after teaching all of the Ancient Mediterranean, I always seem to sneak it in after teaching the Renaissance because I feel it correlates well with the Palazzo Ruccelai even though that building is not discussed here.
img_0998Conflict & Resolution
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Y no hai Remedio (And There’s Nothing to Be Done)
  • Russian Revolution propaganda art
  • Diego Rivera
  • Kara Walker
  • Chairman Mao en Route to Anyuan
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Bamiyan Buddhas

I always show this after my 20th Century Unit but before I get to Contemporary Art because I feel that the 20th Century was rife with conflict and artistic reactions to it so this is perfect.
Creation of Adam, Sistine ceiling, Vatican, RomeThe Body
Artworks related to the 250:

  • Doryphorus
  • Sistine Ceiling
  • Hindu Temple
  • Photograph of Oceanic tattooing
  • Pauk Gauguin

I show this video after my unit on The Classical World, which is right before my World Religions Unit, so it serves as a bridge to different world theories on displaying the body in art.

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