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Unit 1 Coins, Number Strings, and Story Problems
Unit 2 Attributes of Shapes and Parts of a Whole
- Earth events happen quickly and slowly
- Land, Wind and Water
- Map/Land forms
- Objective: Be introduced to, practice and implement classroom procedures and art processes.
- Example: Entering and exiting the art room, material practice, classroom rules and expectations, discussing artwork in a respectful way, selecting artwork for presentation.
- Objective: Create art using line movement or pattern with line. Create art that tells a story or expresses a mood about a life experience.
- Example: patterns, line movement
- Objective: Using geometric and organic shapes and shape combinations, design a product with the creative process, discussing/reviewing their outcomes with their peers.
- Example: Create buildings, people, animals, consumer goods, etc. using geometric and organic shapes. Using the principles of design and elements of art to discuss as a class.
- Objective: Create art inspired by the mood and expressive qualities found in abstract artwork.
- Example: Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Keith Haring, Helen Frankenthaler
Theme-Content: Elements Overview
Learning Topic(s): beat, rhythm, quarter note, beamed eighth notes, quarter rest, dynamics (piano and forte, pianissimo, fortissimo, mezzo), meter signature
Students will identify the difference between beat and rhythm through playing instruments, movement and speech pieces.
Cross-Cutting Concepts: Communicate, Collaborate, and Critical Thinking
Visualizing - Expository Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction
Making Inferences - Fiction
Wondering - Fiction
- Properties of materials
- How some materials can be changed and others cannot (heating/cooling)
Compare Modern Day Living and the Past Historic Events
Contributions of Historical Figures Roles of Political Leaders
Majority Rule Compare ways cultures share traditions
- Objective: Utilize color mixing to develop art using primary and secondary colors.
- Example: Create an artwork with primary and secondary colors, mixing the secondary colors from the primary.
- Objective: Explore the color wheel and make artwork that uses warm and cool colors.
- Example: 2 separate artworks (one warm, one cool); separating warm/cool in one artwork; associating warm/cool colors with specific objects.
- Objective: Explore Architecture and Horizon Line and create art that shows knowledge of architecture as art.
- Example: Show examples of famous architecture; 13 Architects Children Should Know, discuss/reflect with peers
Theme-Content: Cultural Connections
Learning Topic(s): alley dances, half note, half rest, do, Peter Tchaikovsky, verse, refrain, chorus, ostinato
Students will perform an alley dance, then create and perform their own.
Cross-Cutting Concepts: Communicate, Collaborate, Critical Thinking, and Create
Wondering (3 Units) - Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction and Expository Nonfiction
Using Text Features (Expository Nonfiction)
- Disease prevention
- Evaluate health information, products and services.
- Personal health
Compare features of modern day living at ancient civilizations
Compare holidays celebrated in different countries
- Objective: Explore printmaking and create art with tactile texture.
- Example: Tactile texture, visual texture, printmaking with tactile texture, stamping with textured objects
- Objective: Explore texture by creating art through paper manipulation.
- Example: Paper sculptures origami, tearing, curling, folding
- Objective: Learn about and create art inspired by Asian culture. Explain why some objects, artifacts and artworks are valued over others.
- Example: Monuments, People, Nature, Animals, etc. from those cultures, compare/contrast cultural uses of artwork.
Using Text Features (continued)
Determining Important Ideas - Expository Nonfiction and Fiction
Revisiting the Reading Community
Differences between natural and human resources and how they are used
Compare ways different cultures shared traditions
- Objective: Create art that demonstrates knowledge of space and depth.
- Example: Landscape, cityscape, seascape, outer space, image showing depth
- Objective: Create fiber art that utilizes simple stitching or fabric manipulation techniques.
- Example: Weaving, Stitching, fabric techniques
- Objective: Create 3-Dimensional art inspired by Sculptors and 3D artists.
- Example: Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Debra Butterfield, Louise Bourgeois