Persepolis was a palace city built for the kings of Persia. Located in modern day Iran, the sight contained several different castles. One of the castles was known as the Hall of 100 Columns and functioned as a greeting hall for the King to greet his Satraps (governors). They came from all over the empire bearing gifts. We watched this video on Persepolis.
Then the kids worked together to create this model of the Hall of 100 Columns using Google Sketch-Up. They learned about the standards library, patterning features and adding material painted surfaces during the process. The columns were actually constructed from black marble and had bulls at the tops.
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