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Ancient Cultures-Greek

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:


Learn about the Greek culture of Interior design and complete an Ancient Cultures-Greek assignment.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Advanced Interior Design
Strand 4 Standard 4

Use one or more of the following visual presentation techniques: floor plan, furniture plan, rendering, elevation, drafting or sketching.

Career Connections:

  • Interior Design

1. Greek power point presentation.
2. Greek outline

Background For Teachers:
Be familiar with the power point presentation on Greek culture.

I cover the entire section of architecture furniture and history. I break it up into each time period. Each class period consists of approximately 2 of these time periods, such as Greek and Roman in one 90-minute period. I have several lesson plans on architecture and furniture history; I usually try to get through at least 2 time periods each class session. Each lesson consists of a power point presentation with graphics, an outline for the students to fill out, and a project where they have to sketch an object from the time, and then get a picture of a piece of current furniture influenced by some of the details of that time period.

Student Prior Knowledge:

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will find Greek influences in modern day furniture and architecture.

Instructional Procedures:
1. Hand out the Greek outline to the students.

2. As you review the information from the power point presentation, have students write down the information on their outline from the presentation. (I try to do a lot of study before I begin the lecture, so I add other information about what I have researched to this lecture.)

3. When the lecture is completed, I have the students start on the sketching assignment. Students will sketch a chair from the Greek time period. (They must not copy, but do their best to sketch!) To do this, they will also look in magazines to find pictures of a piece of furniture or architectural detail that might have been influenced by the time period. For example, students could find a picture of a home with many columns across the front. For their description of the picture, they could say that this house was influenced by the Greek time period because of its use of columns creating a portico at the entry of the home. Then they will need to be able to recognize a picture of a Greek temple, like the Parthenon, for a test. My students are expected to turn this assignment in for grading, then they create a portfolio out of all of the history we have talked about in class.


Web Sites

    Great site for Greek info. Includes a link to art and architecture with excellent information.
  • PBS
    Excellent site for interactive Greek civilizations.
  • History for Kids
    Site for kids to learn about Ancient Greek times.

Assessment Plan:
See attached rubric for Ancient cultures--Greek.


USOE Interior Design curriculum


Created Date :
Jul 12 2003 18:10 PM