Emine Sayar
Languages, Visual Arts, Language Education (ESL), English Language Arts, Ancient History, Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
  • ELT
  • ESL English Language Learners
  • Gifted Education
  • Interdisciplinary Activity
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Media Formats:
    Audio, Downloadable docs

    Interdisciplinary ELT Activities for Gifted

    Interdisciplinary ELT Activities for Gifted


    This open resource is designed as an example of interdisciplinary activities on History, Geography and Arts to be used in ELT classes .

    Unit 1- Interdisciplinary ELT Activities for Geography,History and Arts


    Cave art history

    Optimum time

    40’ + 40’ + 40’ 

    The objectives

    -To have an idea about the life in communities of various cultures of the world at various times in history.

    -To have an understanding in the important historical achievements of various cultures of the world.

    -Discovering the ways in which families express and convey their beliefs and values ​​through oral traditions, literature, song, art, religion, community celebrations, food and language that families had long ago.

    Interdisciplinary subjects 

    Geography,History and Arts


    Internet access for media watching

    Paints and brushes of various colors, crayons or markers

    Long rolls of brown paper, cardboard or newsprint 




    1.  Cave Art and the wall paintings from ancient civilizations showing aspects of life in ancient times are shown to students online by videos or via visuals. These paintings can include murals in Lascaux Cave, Gasulla gorge in France, Çatal Mound in Anatolia, Egypt and Crete.
    2. Ask students to tell you what these illustrations can tell about life in ancient times.
    3. Ask students to divide into groups and create a mural that depicts a day in their life as if they were living in ancient civilizations and ask students to brainstorm as a group about how to show their day.
    4. Explain to students the need to plan their part before starting the mural.
    5. Allow time for students to work on the wall and create an environment where each group can work simultaneously.
    6. Ask students to voluntarily move from left to right to explain the mural.




    1. Show students pictures of the ancient Egyptian pyramids or ancient mausoleums, explaining and discussing what they were built for.
    2. In accordance with your school and community, you and students initiate a discussion where you today consider creating a monumental tomb for an important person.
    3. Ask students to suggest what materials to use and what shape the monument will take and what this monument can add to the community.