What is perspective? Why are personal perspectives difficult to change? How do intellectual, emotional, and physical experiences influence an individual’s perspective?
Through the Artists' Eyes
This unit focuses on the following essential questions: Why do people make art? How do we interpret information presented visually or orally? How does our visual interpretation assist us with understanding our world and ourselves? How would the world be different without artists?
What will students understand? The function and purpose of art-making across cultures is a reflection of societal and personal values and beliefs. There are specific elements and principles that govern the creation of works of art. Artists from around the world have created art for a variety of reasons. There are connections between visual art and daily life. People of all cultures have created art throughout time. Many cultures have their own purposes and styles of art. You can recognize the art of certain cultures by their unique colors, patterns, methods and materials. Artists of all cultures use their own experiences to create works of art. What will students be able to do? Develop an awareness of the role of visual art in various cultures, time periods, and in their own communities Recognize styles from important art movements and works created by specific artists Develop a respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures Create original works in the styles of the artists we study Write an persuasive essay stating and defending a personal opinion about an art movement’s inherent value over another
Gold Rush - 4th Grade Enrichment Students
What will students understand by the end of the unit? That gold is important on a global scale and has been so since ancient times. How 19th century transportation and technology challenged those involved. How fate and decisions impacted those involved. Social injustices were experienced by various multicultural groups. The attempts made to establish a democratic system in the mining camps.