UNIT 8 TEXT QUESTIONS
- Identify and describe three different figurine styles created by the Olmec civilizations.
- What is “Maya Blue”? Why is it important to Mayan art?
- What are the two different types of Native American beadwork?
- What are two different techniques for basketweaving? Describe each.
- Why are there few examples of totem poles from before 1900?
Critical Thinking Questions
- Compare and contrast Mayan codices with Aztec codices. What are the similarities and differences?
- How does the prehistoric art in the Americas compare to prehistoric art in other parts of the world? What are the similarities and differences?
- Why do we have limited knowledge of Pre-Columbian art in the Americas?
- What factors influenced the artwork produced by Native Americans in North America?
- Choose one of the pieces of art shown in the unit and create an art critique for the piece. Write at least two paragraphs in your critique.
Please post questions and answers on the UNIT 8 discussion boards. Unless otherwise instructed, you should submit at least one full paragraph for each question.
Each discussion assignment is worth 5 points.