Renaissance, Medieval, Classical Art Comparison Activity & Virtual Field Trip

Renaissance, Medieval, Classical Art Comparison Activity & Virtual Field Trip

Can be used for 6th – 12th students.

Includes: PDF, 20 pages


Oh No! The Uffizi Art Museum is under attack and the artwork is not arranged according to actual events. Students use clues as clues to help them determine which pieces belong with which era (Classical Medieval or Renaissance). This lesson has been completely rewritten and is a versatile art investigation lesson set. It will allow students to compare different art pieces in an engaging, updated format. There are three lesson options available, including a variety of combinations using interactive Google Slides, Google Docs, or entirely on paper.

Here’s what’s included:

1. Interactive Google Slide Presentation that shows how to tell the difference between Renaissance, Medieval, and Classical art. It also includes all the steps.

2. This New York Times Newspaper clipping reports on the May 1993 bombing at the Uffizi Museum.

3. A “What a Mess” Graphic Organizer and Handouts on Art Matching Exempls- Students serve as museum curators, determining which art belongs to which period. Students “re-organize” artwork after an explosion.

4. The Uffizi Gallery virtual Museum is linked.

5. The Uffizi Gallery Graphic Organizer: A Tour. Students use the graphic organizer for research and details about the era of the artwork.

6. Answer Keys

7. Google Docs Art Collector Lesson Option – Example: Students create a chart of art they have collected using Google Docs!

8. This paper-driven Art Matching Chart is used by students to determine which era the pieces they are from.

9. Instructions for teachers for three types of differentiation


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World History includes both Ancient and Medieval history lesson plans and complete unit packets. Lesson plans and activities for the Ancient history and Medieval history curriculum will be provided. These lessons and activities support inquiry-based learning with evidence-driven literacy and writing that is consistent with Common Core. Social Science lessons that are student-centered teach students how to analyze content in social studies by using key concepts like geography, economy and achievements, religion, classes, and government. Thematic assignments, interactive Google ready content, rich graphic organizer resources, and engaging history investigations are all examples of how students use academic vocabulary.

Tony Pavlovich, Intructomania, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, tapestry, pottery, da vinci, Sistine chapel, Michelangelo, Greek Art, Roman art


By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).


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