Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • A halberdier is a guard or soldier that holds this particular weapon, known as a halberd. How is this soldier similar to or different from soldiers that you might see today?

  • Mimic the pose of the halberdier. How do you feel when you are in this pose?

  • The horizon line is where the sky meets the land. Where is the horizon line in this work?

  • Do you think the mountains in the background are close to the halberdier or far away? Why?

  • Do you think this work was meant to be seen from close up or far away? Why?