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COURSE NO.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Ancient Rome: Cultural Atlas for Young People by Mike Corbishley; and Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture; and perhaps Science in Ancient Rome (Science of the Past Series) by Jacqueline L. Harris.

COURSE NOTES

One or more quarters.  Once or twice weekly, for forty-five minutes or more.
 
This is a free-style architectural art appreciation program.  Make your own flashcards of the great Roman architectural feats pictured in your cultural atlas, gluing the image on one side of a 3 x 5 index card and filling the other side with information about the work.  For a quiz, flash the image side of the card and have the student give the name and two other facts about the work—the approximate era it was built and its use, perhaps?
 
Science in Ancient Rome by Jacqueline L. Harris and The Annotated Arch by Carol Strickland are excellent support texts to this course, both available in many libraries or from amazon.com.
 
Significant vocabulary:  cross-vault; barrel vault; dome; gallery; arch; column; capital; post and lintel; flying buttress; “architectural aesthetics” of rhythm, line, scale, light, texture, color, ornaments, acoustics, site, space,  and weight & mass; “facets of architecture” of shape, scale, manipulation of light, form, and proportion; “qualities of architecture” of function, structure, and beauty, dead load, live load.  (From The Annotated Arch)
 
Structures to watch for in your readings:
 
(Key: AR=Ancient Rome: Cultural Atlas for Young People, 1989 edition;  AA=The Annotated Arch)
 
Acropolis of Athens (AR page 78); Alcantara Bridge over the River Tagus (AR page 57); Amphitheater at Carnuntum (research on internet); Amphitheater at El Djem (AR page 44); Amphitheater of Nimes (AR page 63); Appian Way (research on internet); Aqua Claudia (AR page 43); Aqua Claudia (research on internet); Aqua Marcia (research on internet); Aqueduct at Segovia (AR page 56); Arch of Constantine (AA page 29; AA 29); Arch of Titus (details AR page 39; research on internet); Basilica Julia  (AR page 25); Basilica of Maxenthius (research on internet); Circular temple in Forum Boarium (AR page 6,7); Circular temple of Hercules (AR page 38); Circus Maximus (AR page 44); Citadel of Edessa (AR page 86); Colosseum (AR page 6,7,43; AA 26); Column of Marcus Aurelius (research on internet); Erechtheion at Athens (AA 16); Forum of Caesar (AR page 25); Forum Romanum (AR page 25); Hadrian’s Villa (AR page 50; AA 22); Hadrian’s Wall (AR page 68,69); Hagia Sophia (AA 34); Maison Carree at Nimes in France (AA 23); Market of Trajan (research on internet); Masada (AR page 89); Pantheon (AA 21); Parthenon (AR page 78; AA 13); Pons Aemilius (AR page 9); Pont du Gard Aqueduct (AR page 64); Porta Nigra or Black Gate in Trier (AR page 63); Roman Forum (AR page 4); Ruins of Palmyra (AR page 88); San Vitale at Ravenna (AA 33); Second Temple of Hera at Paestum in Italy (AA 13); Temple of Juno Moneta (AR page 43); Temple of Jupiter at Heliopolis  (AR page 86); Temple of Saturn (AR page 43); Temple to Athena Nike at Athens (AA 15); The Great Baths at Bath, English (AR page 41); Theater at Leptis (AR page 54); Tower of the Winds (AR page 78); Trajan’s Column (AR page 32); Triumphal Arch of Saintes (AR page 6,7); Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus (AR page 4,42); Walls of Rome (AR page 21).
 
(If you would like to work on this project all year, adding flashcards of the works to your collection as you meet them in your studies, report the course at the end of Quarter 4.  Credit is awarded according to time spent, so be sure to keep track of your students' time through the year.)
 
To report this free-style study, report it under Fine Arts as “Roman Architecture II”.  In the Progress From/To blank on your reporting form, enter the number of flashcards made and how many of those were memorized.  For work samples, make a copy of several of the cards, both the fronts and the backs of them.

Scheduling Suggestions: 2x/wk for 45min



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Ancient Rome (Cultural Atlas for Young People)

  • Author: Mike Corbishley
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Chelsea House, July, 2007. Print.
  • ISBN: 081605147X        9780816068227
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

96 pages; timeline; glossary; index. 3rd edition, revised, illustrated.

 



Science in Ancient Rome (Science of the Past)

  • Author: Jacqueline L. Harris
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Franklin Watts, 1998. Print.
  • ISBN: 0531159167        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

64 pages

 



Annotated Arch, The : A Crash Course in the History Of Architecture

  • Author: Carol Strickland
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001. Print.
  • ISBN: 0740710249        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

192 pages

 



 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


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WEEK C

Preparatory Week C
Preparatory Week C: This is a bonus week. Use it for Semester 1 catch-up, corrections, review, assessment testing, standardized testing, or semester reporting (Semester 1 reporting packets are due February 28th). Welcome/assessment packets for the upcoming school year may be ordered as early January 10th. Families are strongly encouraged to complete and return assessment tests by April


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Preparatory Week D
Preparatory Week D: This is a second bonus week. Complete Preparatory Week C or begin the Semester 2 course plan.


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