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Standards

Comprehend

Reflect

Prepared
Graduate
Competencies

Grade Level
Expectations

Relevance to
the Topic

Analyze,
interpret, and
make meaning of
art and design
critically using
oral and written
discourse

The identification
of characteristics
and expressive
features in works
of art and design
help to determine
artistic intent

Make informed
critical
evaluations of
visual and
material culture,
information, and
technologies

Characteristics
and expressive
features of art
and design are
used to identify
and discuss
works of art

We began each
lesson by having
students take on
the role of
someone whose
job it is to
accomplish the
task the students
were doing. For
example, when
students were
designing and
building their
dream homes
they were
architects and
they thought
about the
decisions an
architect would
make and why.

Use specific
criteria to discuss
and evaluate
works of art

Artists, viewers,
and patrons use
the language of
art to respond to
their own art and
the art of others

Critique personal
work and the
work of others
with informed
criteria
Recognize,
articulate, and
implement
critical thinking in
the visual arts by
synthesizing,
evaluating, and
analyzing visual
information
Recognize,
demonstrate, and
debate

Artists, viewers,
and patrons
make
connections
among the
characteristics,
expressive
features, and
purposes of art
and design

Given the
information and
examples of
architectural
design students
designed and
built their dream
home based on
their individual
aesthetics and
needs for
functionality.
Students
presented their
work several
times at different
stages and
explained what
decisions they
made and why,
while describing
their work.
Students were
encouraged to

philosophic
arguments about
the nature of art
and beauty
(aesthetics)

give each other


feedback
focusing on the
why; I like this
because

Recognize,
demonstrate, and
debate the place
of art and design
in history and
culture
Create

Develop and
build appropriate
mastery in artmaking skills
using traditional
and new
technologies and
an understanding
of the
characteristics
and expressive
features of art
and design
Recognize,
interpret, and
validate that the
creative process
builds on the
development of
ideas through a
process of
inquiry,
discovery, and
research

Use familiar
symbols to
identify and
demonstrate
characteristics
and expressive
features of art
and design
Demonstrate
basic studio skills

The moments of
greatest learning
occur when
students are
putting things
together and
creating.
Students first had
to design their
dream homes
and
environments
creating drawings
in their
sketchbook
before building.
In the third
lesson, for
example,
students had to
use found objects
to create the
environment that
surrounded their
dream home.
Students had to
consider how to
use those objects
to create the
space they
wanted.
Students also had
to create their
environment
based on their
own design in
their sketchbook,

showing how
they were
transforming twodimensional to
threedimensional.
Transfer

Transfer the value


of visual arts to
lifelong learning
and the human
experience
Identify, compare
and justify that
the visual arts
are a way to
acknowledge,
exhibit and learn
about the
diversity of
peoples, cultures
and ideas

Works of art
connect
individual ideas
to make meaning
Visual arts
respond to
human
experience by
relating art to the
community,
historical, and
cultural events.

Given the
information and
examples about
architecture and
the experience of
building their own
dream homes
and dioramas
students
collaborated to
combine all of
their homes into
one city.
Students worked
together to
create new
structures that
they thought
their city needed.
Students gained
new inspiration
while working
together to
combine their
knowledge and
create new work.