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Creating With Clay

Creating With Clay

Creating With Clay by Scoilnet

Discover clay and its uses. Don't forget to check out the gargoyles from around the world and take a look at the Terracotta Warriors.


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Gargoyles

http://www.stonecarver.com/gargoyles/index.html Added: 30 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A collection of gargoyles, grotesques and greenmen from around the world. Traditionally they are carved from stone and built into cathedrals, churches and castles.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life in Mediaeval town & countryside

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally

Suggestions for use: The images might inspire some creative art.

5-6
Visual Arts

Suggestions for use: A collection of gargoyles, grotesques and greenmen from around the world

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Picasso Ceramics

http://www.madoura.com/foreword.html Added: 30 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

The pottery and gallery Madoura exhibits Picasso's ceramic work. The site has links to high quality images of ceramics that might prove insppiring in the classroom.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Clay

Suggestions for use: Use the Picasso link at the top of the page to view the individual pieces of ceramics. Use as inspiration. Maybe give some biographical background on Picasso.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Moche Pottery

http://mochepottery.wikispaces.com/ Added: 30 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Detailed page of notes about a form of pottery dating back to years 100 to 500 from the Peru region of South America. Covers the themes used in the pottery.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Art

Strand: 3-D Studies

Suggestions for use: Contains some sexual themes so some advance warning might be needed.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Terracotta Army of Ancient China

http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/terracotta_army.php Added: 30 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Larn about the Terracotta Army of Ancient China. An army of life sized clay soldiers that were buried with the tomb of the first Emperor Qin.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Asian Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine critically, and become familiar with, evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally and in Ireland, where appropriate

Suggestions for use: Could be a good starting point for exploration of life in ancient China.

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Clay

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • look at, handle and talk about natural and manufactured objects for experience of three-dimensional form
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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Pottery

Pottery is the art of making containers, sculptures and other objects of clay . . .


Clay

While the most popular use of clay is to make pottery it is also used to make bricks, tile and in some cases even paper.

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