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An Elementary Lesson Plan
and Cave Art links

 

 

 CONCEPT:
 
The first artists were cave people
 
 
OBJECTIVES:
 
 
 Participate in a discussion about primitive cave people
 
 
simulate an environment that resembles a prehistoric cave
 
 
work as a part of a group
 
 
VOCABULARY:
 
 
Stone Age, Cave Man, Texture, Rock Painting
 
 
MATERIALS:
 
 
large box (refrigerator box), charcoal, tempera paints,
 
 
brown bulletin board or wrapping paper
 
 
PROCEDURES:
 
1. Look at visuals of cave paintings ie: Crystal Production's Cave Art Prints
2. Discuss the animals, why they are drawn with small legs, what colors were
used, what materials the cavemen may have used, what the purpose for the drawings was
3. Divide class into small groups . Give each child some charcoal and a small amount of paint. Use earth colors .
4. Have students draw an outline of an animal they would hunt if they were a caveman.
5. Paint the drawing using the colors that the Stone Age people would have used.
6. Have another small group come paint inside the cave until everyone has had a turn.
7. Crumble up the brown butcher paper, lay it flat, attach it to the outside of box. Have student s draw some
stones and cliffs on the outside of cave.
8. Compare and contrast the wall with the cave paintings.
Ask students how it feels to be inside the cave. How do they think the cavemen felt about their cave.
 
EVALUATION:
 
 
1. Animal drawn using charcoal outline
 
 
2. Followed directions
 
 
3. Large animal drawn/painted with earth colors
 
 
4. Worked cooperatively in groups
 
 
5. Participation in critique
 
 
6. Participation in building of cave
 
 
7. High craftsmanship
 

 

FAVORITE CAVE ART LINKS

 

French Cave Paintings

 

Stone Age Tools and Weapons

 

A Stone Age Project

 

Prehistoric Art and Adornment

 

 

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Created by Tabitha Ward

 

November 1997