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  • 1. Roman City Tunnel Book Stage 1: PlanningBEFORE YOU BEGIN: Write your first and last name on a piece of notebook paper and title it: RomanCity Tunnel Book Planning. Answer the following steps on your notebook paper; numbering your answersalong the way.Step 1: Select the Site: Pick an area of your Roman city plan you’d like to draw for your tunnel book. Drawor trace a small picture of the site and the buildings you’ll use under number 1 on your worksheet. Thinkabout if you were to stand on the street what would be in the foreground; middleground and background.Pick from: - a view down a certain street - an intersection of roads with interesting buildings - a dynamic section of the city with a variety of structuresStep 2: Surviving Buildings: Decide what would survive for 2000 years. Make a list under number 2. Someideas on what would survive are: –larger buildings –buildings that are architecturally important •Triumphal Arches •Amphitheatres •Fountains •Sculptures –buildings that are culturally important or have religious significance •Temples •Basilicas♦Take it the extra mile! Think about what buildings could have survived from other time periods before orafter the Romans. Use your creativity, the blog and the Internet for help searching!Step 3: Modernizing: For the pieces that didn’t survive decide what would be the modern equivalent, Listthese under number 3. Some ideas include: –Marketplace would become a modern mall –A bathhouse becomes a spa or salon –A tenement house becomes a large apartment complex –A tavern becomes a chain restaurant - Applebee’s; Chilis; McDonald’s –An amphitheatre becomes a football stadium –Stables become a car dealership or a gas station –Use your creativity to come up with many, many more!♦Put in extra effort! Think about what famous buildings or buildings influenced from other cultures youcould add to your city. A Taj Mahal inspired office building! A British Big Ben inspired clock tower! Useyour creativity; the blog and the Internet for help!Step 4: Adding the Extras: List all extras to make for detailed, modern city under Step 4. –Skyscrapers –Streetlights –Cars –Buses –Trains (Subway stations or elevated trains too!) –Airplanes - Use your creativity to think of many more! FLIP TO THE BACK OF THIS PAGE TO CONTINUE YOUR PLANNING!
  • 2. Step 5: Foreground; Middleground; Background; Atmosphere Planning: Using the lists you’ve created inSteps 2, 3 and 4 as well the section of the city you’ve selected in Step 1 make a list of what you’ll have in the: •Foreground (try for at least 5 buildings, structures or objects) •Middleground (try for at least 6 buildings, structures or objects) •Background (try for at least 8 buildings, structures or objects) •Atmosphere (try for at least 2 objects. This may include the sun; moon; stars; birds; aircraft; etc.)♦NOTE – some of your extras may be made separately and then attached later on in between the pages ofyour tunnel book. For example, a car may be drawn separately in perspective and pasted into the book inbetween the foreground and middleground at the end of the projectEXAMPLE: Please note this is my example. You’ll have many more buildings in yours. Make yours different and muchmore creative than mine!Foreground•Courthouse •Sculpture •Temple •Street LightsMiddleground•Library •School •Triumphal TowerBackground•Skyscrapers •Elevated Train •Water TowerAtmosphere•Airplanes •HelicoptersStep 6: Visual References: Using the list of buildings you’ve developed in Step 5 gather images to use asreferences for your tunnel book. Copy and paste them into a Microsoft Word or Power Point document. Tryto print to the laptop printer or save to the Dropbox (see directions under the Greek Research directions)and ask me to print it for you. –Use the blog for Roman City Links (you’ll need to scroll to the bottom of the blog then click on older posts to locate the Roman City Links post) –Use the Internet for modern buildings and objects –Do some observational drawing on the bus; in the car or while you’re daydreaming!!Step 7: Drawing References: Take a look at the links on the blog under Cool City Drawings to get someinspiration for drawing your modern Roman city.

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