Seven Wonders of the Americas
Alexandra Noelle Hesting
Students will work together to create their own Seven Wonders of the Americas list learning about places & things that were created in the Americas over the last 2000 years. They must narrow it down to the seven most important developments
US Grade 7 - 10
There are the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Modern World, the New Seven Wonders, even the Natural and Medieval World. The problem with these lists is often times they don't focus on the world as a whole and exclude many locations. Though there is a reason for this, many students pointed out to me wonderful places in the Americas that should be included on these lists. They asked Why there isn't a list of Wonders of the Americas. Although some places are included on the New or Modern...
Students will learn about specific locations, buildings, and statues, including ancient and modern structures. Many things have been created in the last 2000 years and students will learn about some of the most famous and recognizable that are found in the Americas. Students will learn about eleven locations in the Americas that are important for Ancient and Modern cultures but not about these cultures themselves. Each of these places is individually important and as a class, we will decide which seven are the most important, creating their own list of seven wonders.
I have degrees in Art History, Anthropology, and Indigenous studies and teach about many of these sights in my college Art History classes. I am a fluent Arapaho speaker and much of my research has focused on the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. I have studied and published on the Moche people of Peru and on the Maya of the Yucatan. This class takes an artistic approach focusing on the architecture and creation of structures rather than a cultural understanding of these peoples.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
In this course, we do not focus on the Indigenous people who created these wonders but on the wonder its self. If you would like a more cultural class please let me know.
Meet the teacher
Hello, I'm an art historian based out of Kansas. I've always loved art and I want to help you develop a passion for art and history. I've taught for five years everything from preschool to college, and I love to share knowledge. I believe...
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