Lesson ideas

29th April 2005 at 01:00
Art and design

KS3

Unit 8, Animating Art. The roundel scenes lend themselves to the creation of a moving image, either independently or in combination.

KS4

Using the ewer as an example of a reflection of the culture of its time, create a similar object to reflect life in Britain today. Illustrate various aspects of popular culture, including modes of entertainment and transport.

Alternatively, take a commission from a member of the elite (of any contemporary culture) and design a vessel with scenes which reflect the occupation, pastimes and values of that person.

KS5

Use the ewer as a starting point when considering how artefacts relate to the time and place in which they were made and to their cultural contexts: for example, do the roundels have anything in common with Islamic miniature painting? How do the genres of contemporary Arabic calligraphy and Islamic engraved metalwork compare to this piece?

History

KS2

Talk through and record what the ewer tells us about medieval life. Think about the different occupations of people connected with the ewer, listing as many as possible; don't overlook the people "behind the scenes", such as the epic poet and the inlayer.

KS3

\ This image can be used as a resource for Unit 6, The Achievements of Islamic States 600-1600, and is a useful tool in any study of the Crusades.

It brilliantly illustrates the technical sophistication of the Islamic world and provides a series of snapshots of everyday life.

Describe a day in the life at court, assuming the role of one of the figures, courtier or slave.

Research a piece of metalwork from medieval Europe and compare and contrast the function and decoration of the two.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now