During art this week, first graders took a trip to southwestern France. I should clarify, a “virtual trip” through the complex caves of Lascaux. Known for some of the most preserved Paleolithic cave paintings, first graders “walked through” the deep canals and caverns and gasped and ducked their heads as they identified horses, bulls, birds, and human figures. As we toured the cave together, students excitedly shared some of their own cave experiences. We speculated why ancient people painted on cave walls and ceilings, we discussed the importance of animals to the livelihood of early mankind, and shared our ideas on how we think the artists accomplished these paintings.
To go on a virtual tour of Lascaux, visit the website.
Jackie Meier - Elementary Art Teacher