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integrated computational thinking

Arts Practice B3.1.: Create and utilize categories to analyze similarities and differences in artistic works (activity)

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The learner will design a monument in the style of a god or goddess from an ancient culture. The learner will apply abstraction skills to (a) observe different monuments from ancient cultures, (b) identify the patterns between different monuments, (c) design a monument representing a divine figure, and (d) make a relationship between how the learner’s design represents ancient architecture (estimated 90 min)

Learning Objectives

By the end of this activity, learners will be able to...

  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of architect architecture
  • Design an architectural structure to represent an ancient god/goddess
  • Explain how your monument abstracts qualities from the ancient divine figure of your choice
  • (Optional) Create a monument in 3D using a digital tool


  • Abstraction – Isolating key details while ignoring the remaining elements
  • Temple - A structure built in ancient cultures to honor a god or goddess

Materials and Resources


  • Learners will demonstrate mastery of knowledge in this activity by drawing or creating (with a digital tool) a 3D monument depicting a god or goddess from an ancient culture that uniquely abstracts qualities of that figure