Ancient Greece Architecture Essential Question(s)



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Ancient Greece Architecture
Essential Question(s):

  • What are the different styles of Greek architecture?

  • What are some examples of Greek-style architecture?


Resources To Get You Started:

  • http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-architecture.html

  • http://greece.mrdonn.org/columns.html

  • http://www.ducksters.com/history/art/ancient_greek_art.php


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Vocabulary:

Word

Definition (In Your Own Words)

Post-and-Lintel System




Column




Architrave




Capital




Volute




Drum






Doric Order
What are Doric columns, when did they originate, and where in Greece were they typically used? What types of buildings typically included Doric columns? Be sure to include an image.



Give some examples of Ancient Greek buildings that used Doric columns. Include a description of the structure, the purpose of the structure, and where the structure is located. Be sure to include images.





Give some examples of famous buildings in the United States that used Doric columns. Include a description of the structure, the purpose of the structure, and where the structure is located. Be sure to include images.







Ionic Order
What are Ionic columns, when did they originate, and where in Greece were they typically used? What types of buildings typically included Ionic columns? Be sure to include an image.



Give some examples of Ancient Greek buildings that used Ionic columns. Include a description of the structure, the purpose of the structure, and where the structure is located. Be sure to include images.





Give some examples of famous buildings in the United States that used Ionic columns. Include a description of the structure, the purpose of the structure, and where the structure is located. Be sure to include images.







Corinthian Order
What are Corinthian columns, when did they originate, and where in Greece were they typically used? What types of buildings typically included Corinthian columns? Be sure to include an image.



Give some examples of Ancient Greek buildings that used Corinthian columns. Include a description of the structure, the purpose of the structure, and where the structure is located. Be sure to include images.





Give some examples of famous buildings in the United States that used Corinthian columns. Include a description of the structure, the purpose of the structure, and where the structure is located. Be sure to include images.








Types of Buildings
Summarize the types of buildings that would typically be found in a Greek city-state. Be sure to say what each type of building was used for and where each type would typically be found (if you can find this).






Taking it one more step . . .
Why do you think the style of architecture that originated in Ancient Greece is still used today?



Give examples of buildings in the State College (or your hometown) area that use Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian style architecture. Describe the buildings, say where they are located, and include pictures. Identify whether the buildings use Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, or a combination.







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