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The unit also contains information on the beginning of a town, how the town was planned and how the town was illustrated by its map-makers. The Roman town was divided into a grid pattern just as the Italian towns were after it. The Italian town’s center area was the piazza and around this large, flat space stood all the major buildings of the town: the cathedral, town hall and other government buildings, the marketplace, civic buildings, arena, and the palace of the ruler.
The classroom activities are specifically art related. And they pertain to making “works of art” according to map-making and perspective processes along with sculpture and architecture projects. The classroom activities are essential to reinforce the unit.
(Recommended for Art classes, grades 5-12; History classes, grades 5-12; and Social Studies classes, grades 5-12)
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