Description: One way to access women's past is to examine art (paintings, drawings, carvings) from the period. There are a variety of ways to do this. For example, an interesting picture could be shown to introduce students to a period. They might conjecture about what it tells them about the period, or they might do additional research on it, using images from their textbook or other sources.
After studying a period, students might write a story recreating the life of someone who was represented in the picture. Or, several images could be given as an identification task at the end of a unit or course of study.
The following activity is an example of a way such images could be used as an end of course evaluation. They come from different cultures and time periods. CLICK HERE to find the ANSWERS to this activity.
Task: Examine the pictures linked to in the table below, then answer these questions for each one:
1. What is happening in the image?